By Confidente Reporter
HAVE you ever wondered what it must be like to live with albinism and to stand out in your community and face discrimination on a daily basis? To be treated disrespectfully, or worse?
In Namibia alone, close to 2 000 people face this challenge every single day.
At the Support in Namibia of Albinism Sufferers Requiring Assistance (SINASRA), they are doing their utmost to support those with albinism and have been doing so since 2003.
The organisation is run by volunteers and supported by donations from people, who share the same dream of lending a helping hand to people with albinism.
The goal is to make those with albinism feel understood and appreciated, while creating national awareness around this condition.
One of the goals of SINASRA is to publish a very special children’s book, to be made available to teachers at every school in Namibia.
These will include kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. The organisation also plans on targeting every maternity ward, hospital and library in the country. It will further be provided to all parents of children with albinism.
“The book is titled Moon shining bright and relates the story of a young girl called Moon, who has albinism,” SINASRA indicated in a media release.
“She is helped to deal with her situation, by listening to a captivating story told by a wise old man in her village. The book is beautifully illustrated and is already widely used in other African countries. Our goal is to print and distribute 5 000 copies of this book throughout Namibia. The book’s publishers will grant us a license to do this.”
According to SINASRA, it needs to raise the money needed to cover the cost of the publication, which N$120 000, translating into N$24 per book.
“Will you help us to fulfil this dream? All donations, large or small, which will help towards the publication of this special book, are welcome. And if you decide to donate N$10 000 or more, you or your company will be mentioned in the sponsor page in the book.”
Donations can be made at First National Bank, Commercial Suite, Windhoek, Namibia.
The branch code is 281-972, while the account name is SINASRA. The account number is 62079420875.
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