project selected at the public meeting held on 28th January 2015
Standing Voice: Skin
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Programme
Standing Voice’s mission is to stop human rights violations against
people with albinism in Tanzania through the promotion of social
inclusion. In Tanzania this group is often severely abused,
hidden and ostracised by their communities. They provide vital tools
and platforms for Tanzanians with albinism to assert their presence and
equality through becoming valued members of their society.
And importantly, they provide the essential basic needs these people
have been unrightfully denied. Shockingly, in Tanzania where the UV
index is very high, 98% of people with albinism die from skin
cancer before the age of 35.
The Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC) in Moshi, Tanzania,
provides training to dermatology professionals across sub-Saharan
Africa. Standing Voice works with the network of these Community
Dermatologists to provide free, regular and highly effective
preventative and curative skin cancer treatment to some of the most
isolated people with albinism in Tanzania, in each clinic location
every 4 months. The Programme was established in April 2013 and it has
so far served over 2000 people with albinism.
Standing Voice’s Skin Cancer Prevention and Treatment Programme will
hugely benefit from the support of KOA. Our community’s fundraising
support will dramatically upscale this innovative programme in 2015.
The full proposal can be downloaded by clicking on the project title.
Clicking on the
charity's name will take you to the charity's own web sites.
If you would
like a printed copy of the full proposal, please phone or email Marilyn Farr
(326519) or Clive Rodgers (739447).
At the planning meeting in February 2014 KOA voted to make an annual
donation of £1000 each to Lunch For Learning and The Childrens Radio
Foundation, our 2012 and 2013 Charities. Consequently £2000 of each
year's fundraising will be allocated to these two Charities.