What does UTSS do?
Peter Ash - Founder & CEO
“Education is our greatest 'weapon' against discrimination and our most powerful source of advocating a culture towards change.”
Education and Career Program
The Education Program provides people with albinism a high quality education in a safe, inclusive environment where their low-vision, health and other needs are also met. In the Career Program, students and graduates are supported with career guidance, job search training and internship opportunities, so that they can take their place in society, in their chosen careers.
UTSS cares for disadvantaged students with albinism, placing them in select boarding schools, where they are protected, integrated, and provided with the tools they need to learn an d find employment. The UTSS Education and Career Program is managed in partnership with a local organization, Villages of Hope, who has experience in supporting vulnerable children. Young people with albinism, with the help of our donors, can complete schooling from primary school to post-secondary. They are graduating and starting careers as lawyers, teachers, medical professionals, artists, engineers and more.

What you've helped us achieve so far:

  • 434 students in the program since 2010
  • 180 graduates
  • Vocational training and career placement
  • The Guide for Educators of Persons with Albinism included in the official educational curriculum of all schools in Tanzania since 2013
Discover how access to education, vocational training and internships give hope to young people with albinism.
Meet Kulwa
Meet Kulwa

A young woman with a new future after completing our education program

Meet Mariamu
Meet Mariamu

A vocational school graduate now running her own business.

Meet Perpetua
Meet Perpetua

A law graduate in Under The Same Sun’s internship program

You can help provide an education for a young person with albinism
Summer Camp

Every couple of years UTSS runs a Summer Camp for 170 children with albinism who are abandoned by their families and have nowhere to go when the residential school term is up.

At summer camp we make sure every child knows that they are loved and that they can accomplish anything they dream. See the difference that camp makes to change lives.

Meet Emmanuel
Meet Emmanuel

Happy Camper and Budding Artist

Summer Camp Highlights
Summer Camp Highlights

An action-packed week of friends, learning and fun

Meet Mwigulu
Meet Mwigulu

Can 8 days of camp really change a life? 

UTSS provides ongoing support in a multitude of ways.
Continuing support is provided to our students to give them all the tools they need to succeed.

Low vision clinics and supply of visual aids

Skin screening clinics, sunscreen and hat distributions, and skin cancer treatment

Support for victims of trauma: prosthetics, counselling, safe house, small business projects


Holiday celebrations, family visits, and local community involvement

Alumni Support

Career placement

Training teachers about albinism