Leadership
Peter Ash
Founder & CEO

Peter Ash is a passionate Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur who also has albinism. As a result of his disability, Christian faith, and business background, Peter is motivated to do whatever he can to provide resources and assistance to people with albinism who have become victims of discrimination in Tanzania, throughout Africa and worldwide.

Awards:

  • 2014 Companionate of Merit
  • 2014 President's Call to Service
  • 2012 New England College of Optometry Presidential Medal
  • 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2011 British Columbia Community Achievement Award
  • 2011 V-Award by Southern California College of Optometry
Vicky Ntetema
Executive Director

Vicky Ntetema joined Under the Same Sun (UTSS) as Executive Director of the Tanzania office after over 18 years as a journalist with BBC World Service. It was her shocking exposé about the discrimination and violence against people with albinism in Tanzania that revealed the tragedy to the world click here to read. In her combat against the “white & black” discrimination, Vicky lives with death threats and scorn from some of her fellow countrymen as she seeks to ensure that both pigmented and non-pigmented citizens understand one another.

Awards:

  • 2016 International Women of Courage Award, U.S. Department of State
  • 2015 Innovation Award, Dream Success Enterprises of Tanzania
  • 2013 Tanzania Women of Achievement Award, Information and Communication
  • 2010 Courage in Journalism Award, International Women’s Media Foundation
Paul Ash Director of Administration
Don Sawatzky Director of Operations

UTSS Latest News

June 13th, 2017
We are people too.
Read the Newsweek editorial written by UTSS Founder & CEO, Peter Ash, on his experience as a person with albinism and the persecution that PWA still face in many parts of the world.
May 05th, 2017
The Hunted
The New York Times reports on the deadly discrimination facing people with Albinism in Malawi and Mozambique.
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.