The first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism to be held in Nairobi
11 October 2016, 20:46
Nairobi - Albinism is a condition that affects people
from all walks of life characterized by the partial absence of pigment on the
skin, eyes and hair.
People with the condition have for a long time been considered
outcasts, and in even worse cases persecuted and murdered for their body parts.
In an effort to fight the stigma and to stem these primitive tendencies in some
places, Nairobi is set to host the very first Mr. and Miss Albinism on the 21st
of October at the Carnivore grounds.
According to the event’s organizers, “Mr.
and Miss Albinism is a charity event that seeks to showcase the beauty and
talent of persons with albinism.
Through this initiative, we aim at promoting
self-awareness of PWAs in the society essentially to stop vices like
discrimination and stigmatization.”
They go on to add “Raise funds for
promoting education to PWAs ,this helps in opening a wider job market for them
also in both social and political responsibilities.
The funds will also enable
provision of sunscreen lotion which goes for Ksh 2,000/- per bottle. The
sunscreen lotion helps in prevention of skin cancer.” Tickets for this event
are going for 1000ksh (regular) and 3000ksh (VIP).
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