In April 2017 Grace, Jessie and Birgitta organised for 48 people with albinism to receive eye screenings at Bumbo Health Centre along with albinism awareness, specialist glasses and protective sun hats. Additionally, the girls renovated the boarding house of seven children with albinism at Magale Girl’s Boarding School and provided new bedding, mattresses and mosquito nets.
In December 2017 the eye clinic was provided once again at Bumbo Centre in collaboration with the Asante Miriamu’s skin clinic for people with albinism. We have agreed with Asante Miriamu to make this a long partnership offering a bi-annual skin and eye clinic for people living in Namisindwa District.
The Uganda School Project also supports Bright Hope for Albinism; a new organisation working to promote and protect the rights of people with albinism. In funding their activity to form a committee, constitution and become a government recognised organisation we are hoping that this year they can begin to educate communities and schools on issues surrounding albinism and advocate for their rights in Uganda.