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 Children
 Uganda
Project #26552

Improving the lives of People with Albinism

by UPIMAC
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Summary

Albino children between the ages of 3 to 16 years in the districts of Jinja, Mayuge and Namutumba in Uganda have challenges regarding their lives i.e. their health, low levels of education and stigmatization. UPIMAC, through 3 key interventions namely; health, education and advocacy interventions is advocating to help these helpless children through fighting skin cancer, ensuring Albinos go back to school and advocating the Ugandan government to include Albino children in their programs yearly.
$272,958.00
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$272,871.00
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10
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Challenge

Albino children between the ages of 3 to 16 years in the districts of Jinja, Mayuge and Namutumba in Uganda have challenges regarding their lives i.e. their health, low levels of education and stigmatization. Skin cancer has turned out to be the major killer of PWA due to exposure to direct sun light. PWA have the highest number of school dropouts because of lack of funds and scholastic materials essential for their studies and are very vulnerable to child sacrifice by witch doctors.

Solution

We propose to have 3 major interventions i.e. education, health and advocacy interventions. under education we intend to increase enrollment of albinos in schools by 40% by end of 2017; under health we are planning to fight skin cancer in albinos through provision of sun protective gears to help these children live a healthy life while under advocacy, we plan to reach out to key community leaders both at lower and higher local governments who can help speak for the voiceless albino children.

Long-Term Impact

Once the funds are available, albino children will get quality education to fight illiteracy. By accessing sun protective gears this will protect their delicate skin from direct exposure of sun light, thus living a healthy life. Through advocacy, we are hopeful that the Ugandan government will include albino programs into its yearly budget plans. We are hopeful, by the end of 2017, we will have reached 50 albino children in each of the three (3) districts of operation

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.upimac.org

Organization Information

UPIMAC

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.upimac.org
Project Leader:
Peter Ochwo
Kampala, Uganda
March 2017 Accelerator
Donations: $87 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 1 (40 needed)
 
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