This charity was founded in 2002 to support the most marginalised and vulnerable people in East Africa. It works in Kenya and Uganda supporting single mothers and people affected by HIV, disability and albinism, helping them become self-reliant and improve their education, health and incomes.
People with albinism face multiple challenges including high vulnerability to skin cancer, visual impairment, chronic poverty and persecution. With the strict Covid lockdown in Uganda, life has become almost unbearable for the poorest families, and children with albinism are facing very severe difficulties missing out on education while schools are closed. Advantage Africa is working with their partner Source of the Nile Union of Persons with Albinism (SNUPA) to provide equipment (radios with solar panels to charge them, etc.) to enable them to engage with the TV and radio lessons which the Government is providing. Small solar panels are the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to power the radios. They have the added benefit of enabling families to have light in their homes, which is crucial for children with albinism to see better as they study.
Grant monies will ensure that children with albinism regain hope and confidence and are equipped to become self-reliant and work their way out of poverty in the future.
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