Meet Mr Albinism Kenya!

Jairus Ong’eta being the youngest boy from a family of two siblings, was born in March 1996 and grew up in the first years at Nyamira County. They later moved to Kapsabet where he grew up and later joined St Oda primary school in Siaya. He was then admitted to Thika High school for the

Meet Andrew Ngune!

Andrew Ngune is a Law Student at Moi University. He was among the 20 men who contested for the first ever Mr and Miss albinism. Speaking to albinism society of Kenya press, he said participating in the contest gave him confidence and courage that made him face the society differently. “It opened up my mind

Meet Nancy Njeri!

Born in Kiambu County twenty-three years ago, Lucy Kariuki is a person living with albinism. In spite of her disability she is aggressive, has high self-esteem, motivated to face the society with its challenges. She is a graduate of Business Management finance option from the Masinde Muliro University. She has developed different skills through internship

More Empowerment Opportunities for PWAs

By Mercy Ndirangu Two more people with Albinism will be joining Cytonn Investment early next year under a young leader’s program that goes for 12 weeks. This was agreed upon during a possible partnership meeting at Cytonn Investment office at Liaison house on Thursday 29th 2016. Speaking in the meeting, Hon. Mwaura said any help

Help Ceciliah Mshai!

By Mercy Ndirangu It was during our often awareness creation campaign under the Albinism Society of Kenya (ASK) dubbed ‘Niko na haki ‘Campaign program In Vesu, Taita Taveta county, that we came across Ceciliah Mshai. She is a 13-year-old girl who has both albinism and mental disability/autism. She has no speech and rans away from

Toyota Foundation Partners with ASK.

BY Mercy Ndirangu It was a joyous moment for People with Albinism (PWAs) after Albinism Society of Kenya secured yet another partnership with Toyota Kenya foundation that was finalized yesterday at Toyota Kenya offices. 50 people with albinism will benefit. The partnership whose value is half a million Kenyan shillings will involve two training programs

Africa Action Plan on Albinism Closer to reality.

BY Mercy Ndirangu Discrimination against people with albinism (PWAs) and numerous attacks brought together leaders from 15 countries with albinism and experts working for the realization of the rights of PWAs across Africa region on Sunday 13th 2016 in Maanzoni, Machakos County. The Conference that lasted three days was a follow up forum on Action

A woman whose experiences led her to fight for PWAs awareness.

By Mercy Ndirangu Inspired by her personal experiences, Ikoponwosa Ero was born and raised in Nigeria. At an age of 5 years, she realized she was different from her 6 siblings. She was white and her family members were dark. How would this happen? Why me? She would ask her self; questions that she was

The First Eever Mr & Miss Albinism In The World

This was a journey that was embarked to debunk some of the myths that persons with Albinism go through. Persons with Albinism face myriad of problems including being raised by single mothers, low education level, high poverty level. The main motive of the event was to create an awareness of Persons with Albinism to showcase

NYANGARESI INITIATIVE

  Nyangaresi is an outgoing young man who is giving back to the society in a big way. He born and raised in Kisii. He grew up in a peasant dysfunction family where his father took off and left Nyangaresi to grow up in the hands of his mother. The main challenge that he faced is
GAINING FROM IMARISHA MASOMO PROGRAM

GAINING FROM IMARISHA MASOMO PROGRAM

  Hon. Mwaura gave school fees to seven Persons with Albinism. Five of them are in Primary School, one of them in Secondary, and one of them is in university. This is through the Imarisha Masomo Program which is established under the Albinism Society of Kenya. So far, the program has benefitted over forty Persons

Mr & Miss Albinism 2018

Date: 2nd  November, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM –  12:00 midnight Venue: To be confirmed It’s a campaign that will be running every year which is entirely made to promote self awareness of PWAs in the society essentially to stop vices like discrimination and stigmatization. Raise funds from promoting education to PWAs ,this helps in opening