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


Holiday celebrations, family visits, and local community involvement

Alumni Support

Career placement

Training teachers about albinism

UTSS Latest News

March 09th, 2020
People with Albinism Cling to Hope as Elections Near
March 09th, 2020
Report Finds Women, and Mothers of Children with Albinism Suffer Worst Discrimination
November 26th, 2019
Watershed Judgement on Mariam Stafford's Case has Vital Lessons
November 26th, 2019
UN Panel tells Government to Compensate Woman with Albinism
July 03rd, 2019
Killers of persons with albinism in Malawi are now being charged with genocide.
January 03rd, 2019
Man with Albinism Brutally Murdered in Malawi on New Years Eve
January 03rd, 2019
PWA's in Malawi Begin 2019 With Fear of Renewed Attacks
November 16th, 2018
People With Albinism Struggle to Access Crucial Treatment and Support in Iran
A recent speech by a UN official calling on countries with hot climates to implement measures that would enable people with albinism to access skin cancer treatments has highlighted the lack of such a policy and accessible support for people living with albinism in Iran.
May 04th, 2018
The Times
The president of Malawi has called for a debate on introducing the death penalty for “albino hunters” after the most recent case of a victim being killed for his body parts.
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.