Distribution of Sunscreen Lotion in Rukwa and Katavi (Tanzania)

Albino Society Netherland had been assisting persons with albinism in Tanzania to get sunscreen lotion; the distribution had been targeting persons who live very far from town who cannot easily get the lotion. The distribution had been appreciated by beneficiaries themselves, government officers, parents and the community at large. This makes the trip an huge success: – The distribution reached […]

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Carla Sonder visits Kenya

Report from Carla Sonder who is in Kenya. Carla travels together with Hermien Roddenhof in a Mobile Clinic in Kenya. In their luggage they carry 2 suitcases with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and lots of UV protective lipsticks, taken from our warehouse. Her story : 6 kids from one family, living in two mud huts near the Tanzanian border. They have had no […]

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A visit to Uganda

This year our country coordinator – Jan Dekker – has been back to Uganda. What did his trip look like this time ? First John visited the village Katunga. One of our partners: AAFU (African Albino Foundation Uganda) offers monthly consultation hours to albinos in this region. During Jan’s stay, consultation hours also took place. Physicians of AAFU (Joshua Kabugute […]

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Update local production Ivory Coast

The project for local production of sun-block in Ivory Coast has commenced! At this moment the first 338 pots of sun-block have been produced and stored. Four albinos are working on this project to produce sun-block. A great start In Ivory Coast these first pots of sun-block have been provided through local production. At present we do two production runs […]

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Inspiring contacts in Lesotho: travelogue December 2015

In December our country coördinator Annemarie van Beek visited Lesotho and was also able to make 69 litres of sun block available to two organisations for those with albinism in that country:  Lesotho Albino Link (LAL) and Albino Aid Multipurpose Associatio (AAMA) both established in 2012/2013. Attended conference During her stay Annemarie was invited to attend a conference organised by  […]

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Help for albinos in remote areas

During his trip to Tanzania our land coördinator for Tanzania – Bas Kreukniet – together with albino activist Josephat Torner – known from the documentary In the Shadow of the Sun (2012) – visited albinos in remote areas of that country. Many people with albinism live in Tanzania and particularly in the more remote areas. Due to the ignorance in […]

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Ivory Coast: update on the situation

In 2015 the African Albino Foundation sent several trial shipments to the Ivory Coast. In February sun lotion was distributed in Yamoussoukro and Dalao. Our land coördinator for the Ivory Coast then visited the area in April when sun lotion was also distributed. The present situation Our land coördinator for the Ivory Coast Adélaïde Kanyange, visited Abidjan, the largest city of […]

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Fashion show inspired by albinism in Africa

On Friday 10 juli 2015 the fashion designer Zyanya Keizer presented her collection HAVEN during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam. Zyanya’s inspiration for this collection came from  albinism in Africa and in particular the oppression of albinos in Tanzania. “HAVEN” creates the suggestion of a “safe place” which everyone has a right to. This also includes the albinos in […]

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The African Albino Foundation in TV news programme ‘1 Today’

Last Monday ‘1 Today’  gave attention to The African Albino Foundation. One of our Country Coordinators and our Chairman were interviewed about albinism in Africa on this programme. In this instalment of “1 Today” the prevailing superstition in parts of Africa was discussed. The African Albino Foundation sends sun lotion to Africa and offers preventive medical care to people with albinism.. In […]

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