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International Albinism Awareness Day 2019

Theme:"Still Standing Strong".

Persons with albinism arrive at the venue(Mayor's gardens Kisoro District) from the peaceful matchpast through Kisoro Town which attracted the attention of  thousands of people in Kisoro Town. 
This year 2019, celebration of the international Albinism Awareness Day centered on advocacy and the awareness creation about the plight of PWA,such as stigma and discrimination, promotion and protection of the rights persons with albinism.
We had a peaceful match and awareness campaign through Kisoro Town beofore we had a speeches and entertainment at the Mayor's Gardens in Kisoro District.
Many people who were in the market and in town commented on the match past and peaceful demonstration that "they did not know that the people with albinism still existed in Kisoro".
Several media houses published the news with TV West broadcasting our Day's activity in the Saturday 15, 2019 evening news. 
Challege we had is that it took place at a tim…
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Donate to end skin Cancer among persons with albinism in SCOSP Uganda

See Evelyn Atukwasibwe in the photo with her teenage mother. She sadly died of skin cancer while in my hands. The pain is still real to me and memories linger in my mind. Her passing will forever remain a nightmare from which I will try had to awake. If we had steady supply of sunscreen lotion she would have perhaps survived the deadly but preventable disease (SKin cancer). No more children with albinism should die of skin cancer. We are making progress already, so you can also send us a donation to save the children with albinism from skin cancer by sending a donation to our cause. You can also write to one of our staff and ask if you want to hear more real life stories. E-mail us at info@scosp.org to here more stories. Please consider a donation today.  Donate here to end skin cancer
SCOSP IN CO-OPERATION WITH WEITBLICK HEIDELBERG
SCOSP is honored to host seven members of our international development partner Weitblick Heidelberg who are in Kabale to get more information and the real feel of the work of SCOSP and the impact of their cooperation with SCOSP to implement the Albino project in Uganda.
Thank you for your continued support.

Friday Niringiyimana

SCOSP Update: Friday Niringiyimana It is alleged that relatives purposely released a dog to bite the Friday because he is albino said Baker the District representative for SCOSP in Kisoro. The eye witness said that she had them say "bite him because he is ready meat". Post by Michael Sabiiti, Executive Director Website

Advocacy and media engagement: Creation of Awareness about the plight of children with albinism in Uganda.

Children with albinism live in fear due to threats to their lives because they have a misunderstood condition of melanin deficiency. Many myths and ignorance about the condition have left the children and women women with albinism largely at risk of being mutilated, killed for their body parts to be used in magic rituals falsely believed to create wealth in magic concoctions by witch doctors who claim that they can create wealth out of that. Children and women with this condition have received threats from their parents and some members of the extended families. SCOSP continues to make tremendous mile stones to create awareness about the condition. Some of the perpetrators of the crimes against children with albinism have been arrested by police with a tip off from the affected persons. Police border posts have been notified about child trafficking in persons with albinism. The challenges still remain largely due to inadequate funding for the activities of the organization, access to…

ADVOCACY FOR THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH ALBINISM IN UGANDA

In the first quarter of 2017, SCOSP made a landmark when the first interface meeting was held in Kisoro District of south western Uganda. The meeting targeted people with albinism under SCOSP and the Kisoro District local government leaders, community leaders, and representatives from CSOs.  This was aimed at providing space for the children and caregivers of children with albinism to reframe the conversation around albinism and instigate lasting change. The leaders unanimously agreed to provide the necessary support always whenever we have advocacy activities. The chairman LC V  of Kisoro District hailed the work of SCOSP and  pledged to always participate in the NGO activities in his district. He promised to take advocacy issues that were raised by people with albinism to the District council for further discussion and where possible amplify the voices of people with albinism in Kisoro at a higher level.  By Michael Sabiiti, Founder and Executive Director.

KABALE ALBINO CHILD SURVIVES BEING BEHEADED BY SUSPECTED ALBINO HUNTER.

Matthias an albino child aged 1 year and 6 months was cut with a panga by one Alex Nkabibasa on 7th July 2015 when his mother (Prossy) was coming from up in the mountains to harvest beans. The crime was committed in Mugwara, Kitnaga Kashmbya Subcounty, Rukiga County, Kabale District. According to Prossy, the ccriminal Alex Nkabibasa way laid them with a Panga at around 8:00pm as she came from the mountain.
“I had my baby at the back , when it was at night at around 8:00pm when Alex joined us as we walked down hill. We moved with him and he had nothing in his hands but later he went to his home and while we were walking below the terrace, he showed up and said that he had gotten an opportunity and Prossy humbly did not take it seriously that someone he knew would not do such a thing” Said Prossy.
Prossy is a casual laborer and she is very needy and they survive on the little earned from the daily hard labour in the…