Living Safely With Albinism

Our work with the Sierra Leone Association of People With Albinism has gone from strength to strength, with support for a small staff team and outreach sessions across the country to distribute sunscreen and to raise awareness of the issues affecting People With Albinism.

In November MASL trustees undertook a project visit to Sierra Leone, visiting Bo, Port Loko, Freetown and Njala. In Bo we attended one of the project’s ‘Living Safely With Albinism’ forums where SLAPWA distributes Altruist Sunscreen and donated protective items such as hats and sunglasses. These are rare opportunities for the community to come together and are essential for reducing isolation and gaining practical and emotional support from peers and from the Association.