What does UTSS do?
Peter Ash - Founder & CEO
“Education is our greatest 'weapon' against discrimination and our most powerful source of advocating a culture towards change.”
Education Program
The Education Program provides people with albinism a high quality education in a safe, inclusive environment where their low-vision, health needs and other needs are also met.
UTSS cares for disadvantaged students with albinism, placing them in select boarding schools, where they are protected, integrated, and provided with the tools they need to learn. People with albinism, with the help of our donors, can complete any level of schooling from primary school to PhD.

What you've helped us achieve so far:

  • 400 students in the program since 2010
  • 85 graduates
  • Vocational training and career placement
  • The Guide for Educators of Persons with Albinism included in the official educational curriculum of all schools in Tanzania since 2013
Discover how access to education, vocational training and internships give hope to young people with albinism.
Meet Kulwa
Meet Kulwa

A young woman with a new future after completing our education program

Meet Mariamu
Meet Mariamu

A vocational school graduate now running her own business.

Meet Perpetua
Meet Perpetua

A law graduate in Under The Same Sun’s internship program

You can help provide an education for a young person with albinism
Summer Camp

Every couple of years UTSS runs a Summer Camp for 170 children with albinism who are abandoned by their families and have nowhere to go when the residential school term is up.

At summer camp we make sure every child knows that they are loved and that they can accomplish anything they dream. See the difference that camp makes to change lives.

Meet Emmanuel
Meet Emmanuel

Happy Camper and Budding Artist

Summer Camp Highlights
Summer Camp Highlights

An action-packed week of friends, learning and fun

Meet Mwigulu
Meet Mwigulu

Can 8 days of camp really change a life? 


UTSS provides ongoing support in a multitude of ways.
Continuing support is provided to our students to give them all the tools they need to succeed.

Low vision clinics and supply of visual aids

Skin screening clinics, sunscreen and hat distributions, and skin cancer treatment

Support for victims of trauma: prosthetics, counselling, safe house, small business projects

Security

Holiday celebrations, family visits, and local community involvement

Alumni Support

Career placement

Training teachers about albinism

UTSS Latest News

April 12th, 2017
Tanzanian children with albinism seek care in US
Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.
April 12th, 2017
Global News
Four Tanzanian children with albinism who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.
April 12th, 2017
Malawi police arrest 2 men found with the bones of a person with albinism
Police followed and arrested 2 men caught selling human bones near Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
April 12th, 2017
Malawi attack survivor: 'I am too scared to sleep'
Femia Tchulani survived an attempted kidnapping in Malawi by people wanting to kill her for her body parts.
April 12th, 2017
Witch doctors in Malawi are hiring ‘hit men’
In Malawi, where the condition is more common than almost anywhere in the world, witch doctors hire ‘hit men’ from among the impoverished rural communities to murder then mutilate persons with albinism so they can use their organs for ‘medicines’ that are sold at huge prices.
April 12th, 2017
Persons with albinism in Zambia call for end to brutality
At least ten PWA are murdered in ritual killings every year in Zambia.
March 06th, 2017
Nyasa Times
Malawi Police have intensified their hunt for attackers who severely wounded two persons with albinism Friday.
March 03rd, 2017
Africa Times
An independent United Nations expert called Friday for stronger oversight of traditional medicine in African countries in order to limit the threat to people living with albinism.
January 27th, 2017
Nyasa Times
Malawi Police have arrested four people for allegedly transacting in tissues extracted from a previously murdered person with albinism.
January 23rd, 2017
South Coast Herald
"Albinism won't stop me" Thubelihle Mpisi a successful young South African lawyer living with albinism.