Albinism in the spotlight

BUNDLES OF JOY: Joyce Makgowe and baby Kabelo, Boitumelo Tlhokwe with baby Thabile and Ponatshego Mosimanyane with baby Thulaganyo at the annual general meeting of the Albinism Society of Southern Africdaq. Pic. Victor Mecoamere. 14/09/2009. © Sowetan.
BUNDLES OF JOY: Joyce Makgowe and baby Kabelo, Boitumelo Tlhokwe with baby Thabile and Ponatshego Mosimanyane with baby Thulaganyo at the annual general meeting of the Albinism Society of Southern Africdaq. Pic. Victor Mecoamere. 14/09/2009. © Sowetan.

The Albinism Society of Southern Africa's highly effective community-based advocacy awa-reness and education campaign has helped many parents to accept and understand this manageable condition.

The Albinism Society of Southern Africa's highly effective community-based advocacy awa-reness and education campaign has helped many parents to accept and understand this manageable condition.

As a result parents are no longer hiding children with albinism from the public glare. One of Assa's popular youth participation projects is the National Schools Essay Competition on Albinism.

High school pupils in Grades 10, 11 and 12 can write essays of not more than 1000 words on: Albinism: Being different in my community;

Albinism: Experiences of a teenager with albinism; Albinism: How I relate to people with albinism; or Albinism: A disability or not?

Entries can be sent to: National Schools Essay Competition on Albinism, PO Box 9881, Johannesburg. The closing date is September 30.

For more information on sponsoring the competition, please contact Nomasonto Mazibuko at 082-755-3884.

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