Wednesday, October 19, 2016

 Let change start with you
#SAKHISIZWE- BUILDING A NATION-BOU DIE NASIE
                                                                              
WEDNESDAY- GENDER EQUALITY

I spoke to Victoria Senjosingwe from Western Cape Albinism & Hypo-Pigment Foundation about the challenges that people with an Albinism encounter.

Western Cape Albinism & Hypo-Pigment Foundation is a platform to raising awareness about albinism and building self esteem.

Albinism is an inherited condition, where a person is unable to produce melanin (colouring of the skin, hair and eyes) lack of pigment. There are different kinds of albinism conditions.

Ocular Albinism affects the eyes and is much less common.
Oculocutaneous Albinism affects the skin, hair and eyes, this is more common.

People with Albinism need to take precaution to avoid damage to their skin by avoiding the sun during 9:00am to 16:00pm, due to their skin being sensitivity people with Albinism may develop sores on their skin that could lead to skin cancer.

On the 25th of October 2016, Western Cape Albinism & Hypo-Pigment Foundation will be having an event at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha.  

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 361 0960
      072 498 6622
Facebook: Western Cape Albinism & Hypo-Pigment Foundation

#AlbinismAreHumansToo


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