INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM DAY SUCCESSFULLY CELEBRATED AT KPONG

 

Today marks an international awareness day of people living with albinism. This special day could not go by, without people living with albinism joining the bandwagon in Ghana. Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism(GAPA) fruitfully organized a celebration of the international day at Kpong in the Eastern Region of Ghana.The theme for this year’s celebration is” Advancing  with Renewed Hope”

Albinism is a rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin,hair,or eyes to have little or no color. It is associated with vision problem. According National Organization for Albinism and Hypo pigmentation,about 1 in 18,000 to 20,000 in the United States has a form albinism. source :health Line.This people have for the past years suffered all forms of discrimination and humiliations and other places suffered abuses.

Scores of persons living with albinism could be seen on the principal streets of Kpong going through a procession amidst singing and dancing. they have in recent times tried educating the public to stop discriminating against them in many spheres of life. In other parts of the World the were seen killed for rituals with the notion that,they live longer lives than the ordinary beings.

They finally converged at a vantage point where key persons among them give out speeches and reignited hope in them. They called on duty bearers to give them assistance as is done to people with disability.They also called on all and sundry to give special recognition to this day as is done to other days.

Ayamga Bawa Fatawu is a community development practitioner, a Freelancer, Rural Reporter/blogger . He is also a Youth Activist and an environmental advocate. Being the administrator of www. Ghstories.com, Consumed by passion to serve the vulnerable and less privilege in society he gives voice to voiceless and also craves for attention from duty bearers to the plights of the most deprived areas in the country. He also has experienced in child protection having worked with an International Non-Governmental Organization . You can contact him via Phone Number :+233(0)-243154092/203810156 Email :sbloga@yahoo.com

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