On the 23rd of February, a forum in support of persons with Albinism was held in Tamale, Northern Region Ghana. People from all walks of life attended the forum. The Forum was designed to engage the public in the fight against the stigmas and dangers associated with Albinism. The forum’s theme was “I am a human Being”, and we were honored to host Albinos from various communities who spoke to sensitize those in attendance on the struggles and persecution they face.
Many people with Albinism are killed for ritual purposes, neglected by their own families, drop out of school and even go into hiding because of the fear and humiliation they experience in their communities.Engage Now Africa’s Education Director, Francis Ansah, told reporters that he “…seeks to strengthen the bond between the people within their communities and schools, whilst encouraging Albinos to develop self-motivation prowess to support in activities in their various communities”.