A Beacon of Hope: Faidha’s Story of Determination and Achievement

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International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) takes place every year on June 13th. This year, as we celebrated and reflected on the collective impact of the albinism movement, we also wanted to share how your support has specifically impacted one young woman with albinism. Below, Faidha shares her story in her own words:

My name is Faidha and my journey began in 2011 when I received a life-changing sponsorship from Under the Same Sun (UTSS). This support allowed me to join Anne Secondary School for my Ordinary Level studies.

From 2011 to 2014, I worked hard at Anne Secondary School. However, my O-Level results were not sufficient to continue to A-Level studies. Despite this setback, I did not lose hope. In 2015, I enrolled at the University of Accountancy (TIA) to pursue a certificate and diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management. With support of UTSS, I completed these studies in 2018. I then pursued a bachelor’s degree in the same field, graduating in 2021.

In 2022, I embarked on a professional course with the Procurement and Suppliers Professional and Technicians Board (PSPTB). By 2023, I had successfully completed this course and secured an internship at LCA Dar es Salaam in the Academic Unit. That same year, with the help of the Career Unit, I landed an interview at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I performed well in the interview and was offered the position, where I continue to work today!

Reflecting on my journey from secondary school in 2011 to my professional career in 2023, I am filled with gratitude. None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of Under the Same Sun (UTSS). Their sponsorship not only funded my education but also provided me with the guidance and opportunities I needed to succeed.

Thank you all, for believing in me and giving me the chance to share my story. May God bless you all for your kindness and generosity.

We are so proud of Faidha! Having people with albinism in every sphere of society serves as a powerful advocacy for change, showing their community that people with albinism are just like everyone else.

We invite you to help support more students like Faidha. Your donation today can support our career programs, ensuring these students are ready to enter the workforce and become their own best advocates.

Please consider making a donation today to empower the next generation of leaders with albinism.

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