Our Vision
“I have a dream that one day people with albinism will take their rightful place throughout every level of society, and that the days of discrimination against persons with albinism will be a faint memory."
-- Peter Ash - Founder & CEO
Under The Same Sun is passionately committed to ending discrimination and violence against persons with albinism and facilitating social inclusion and participation. We do this through advocacy and education. UTSS acts globally, with a current focus on Tanzania.
UTSS is a Christian organization. This means that we are driven by the belief that all people have intrinsic value because they are created in God’s image. Every individual is worthy of love, respect and dignity.
Our Goals
Facing intense discrimination, fear, visual limitations and the harsh effects of the sun, are daily realities for people living with albinism in Tanzania and other parts of Africa.

The ultimate aim of UTSS is that people with albinism will be fully contributing members of an inclusive and equitable society.

To accomplish this, we work to change attitudes and behaviors towards people with albinism, beginning in Tanzania, so that:

People understand what albinism is.

They treat persons with albinism with dignity, respect, and equality.

People with albinism and their families learn their rights and how to take care of their health issues.

People with albinism have access to education

People with albinism have the same opportunities for health, safety, gainful employment and personal fulfillment as everybody else.

UTSS Latest News

February 20th, 2018
Ikponwosa Ero named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
Ikponwosa Ero, UTSS staff member and UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism, has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans of 2017.
February 20th, 2018
Tanzanian children with albinism receive prosthetic limbs and a new lease on life.
ABC News reports on the journey of four children with albinism from Tanzania who recently travelled to the US to receive life changing prosthetic limbs.
November 28th, 2017
Zuwena's Children Face Unspeakable Danger
Learn how Understanding Albinism Seminars helped Zuwena's family.
November 16th, 2017
The Perils of Pale
Read National Geographic Magazine's in-depth coverage on the issues facing people with albinism in Tanzania.
October 30th, 2017
How your giving helps
Find out some of the ways your gifts make a difference.
October 26th, 2017
A quick update from UTSS
Read about three important events that we think will interest you.
October 26th, 2017
UTSS call for Tanzanian government to enact laws to provide strong punishment on attackers
Under the Same Sun country representative Vicky Ntetema said attacks on albinos were persisting due to lenient punishment against perpetrators.
October 26th, 2017
Unknown thugs chop off left hand of 75-year-old man with albinism
Mr. Nassor Mohammed, a 75 year old grandpa was attacked by unidentified thugs on Monday October 2, 2017.
October 26th, 2017
Tanzanian police arrest two for kidnapping child with albinism.
Tanzanian police have arrested a Tanzanian citizen and a Kenyan national for abducting a five-year old child with albinism in northern Tanzania’s district of Mwanga.
October 26th, 2017
Cop batters wife over birth of child with albinism
A police officer in Zimbabwe has been arrested following reports of domestic abuse stemming from the birth of a child with albinism.