Lutheran Bishop in Tanzania speaks up against the persecution of people with albinism ARUSHA, Tanzania/GENEVA | 24/3/2017 (LWI) – For members of one Lutheran diocese in Tanzania, there is no place for the persecution of people with albinism – an affliction that blights not only their community and country but others in Africa. Bishop
Three Albino girls sponsored by Judith Irwin, of Murphy, NC, under Diaconia Department at South East of Lake Victoria Diocese led by Deaconesses Matrida Sanga started Decoration class at Vocational Education Training Authority. The three girls are Thabitha Japhet Ichoma, Liku Mathias Masunga and Sumaiya Hilaly. These girls are from Shinyanga and Simiyu Regions.
Sharon Hyde Christ the King, Memphis Albinos are called Zeroo, Zeroo or “ghost people”. In Tanzania, it is estimated 1 in 1400 births are albino compared to the USA where it is 1 in 20K. The Tanzania Government estimates there are over 300K albinos in Tanzania. The albinos have terrible skin sores and the sunburns
One of the most sobering places we have visited the last few years on our annual mission trip the Buhangija Albino Center in Shinyanga. This is a place where we see the innocence of youth and learn of the evils of man. The Buhangija Albino compound is one of 4 or 5 similar compounds in