Tanzania Albinism Society (TAS)
P. O. Box 9644; Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Luthuli St.
Dar es Salaam
Ansprechpartner: Severin Edward
+255 22 2110527; +255(0)222127815
+255 22 2112375
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
Tanzania Albino Society (TAS) is a national non-profit organization established in 1978 by albinos as a response to fatal skin cancer and other social and economic challenges. Since its inception, the organization serves as a resource center and the supporting organ for people with albinism in Tanzania, with 8000 registered members across the country.
TAS is the national umbrella and NGO determined to empower and protect people with albinism. TAS is the oldest organization comprised of individuals and groups of persons with albinism, networked through the existing regional and district branches across the country.
As part of our strategies, TAS founded the National Albinism Day, the only in the world which is marked on May 4 of every year and which for the first time in the history it was also marked by the UN Experts in the year 2013, and recognized as one of the powerful strategies that all states around the world should have.
TAS also support people with albinism through learning aids in schools, to helps with their low vision problem; education and aids for skin and eye care; conduct periodic skin cancer clinics and; continuously lobby and advocate for the rights of children, men, women and old persons with albinism. On so doing, we are recognized as one of the strongest albinism movement in the world.
TAS strives to emancipate albinos in Tanzania and Africa as a whole from society´s negative attitude, discrimination, stigma and humiliation by overcoming barriers that hinder them from enjoying human rights.
TAS envisions an inclusive society promoting dignity of albinos
To contribute on advancing human rights and improving standard of living for people with albinism
• Advocate for the rights of the children, men and women with albinism;
• Provide information and support regarding albinism and related conditions;
• Promote public and professional education about albinism and related challenges;
• Empower albinos to become self-sufficient while fostering an inclusive society on community development.
Struggles African people with albinism face include:
• Skin Cancer.
• Vision Problems.
• Murder and Kidnappings.
• Discrimination due to misconceptions and myths.
• Lack of education because of improper visual aids in schools.
• Lack of education causes unemployment rates to be high in the albino community.
• A growing industry that is selling the body parts of people living with albinism.
Severin Edward is the Programs Manager of the Tanzania Albinism Society (TAS).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.