Organisation for Integration and Promotion of People with Albinism (OIPPA)

Background

OIPPA was established as a civil society organisation in July 2013 after discussions involving people with albinism on the challenges faced in their daily lives. These challenges include a lack of social protection, discrimination and stigma in the community, skin cancer, very low education levels and illiteracy, low employment levels and resultant poverty. OIPPA advocates on behalf of its members for the equal rights of people with albinism. To reach its vision, OIPPA has organised various trainings for its members to empower them for future self-advocacy.

 General Objectives

OIPPA seeks to initiate various programmes that address the needs and concerns of people with albinism. This includes advocacy and awareness raising, capacity building, economic empowerment and socio-cultural activities. 

Specific Objectives

  • To advocate and raise awareness on equal rights and opportunities for people with albinism
  • To promote quality, inclusive education and vocational training
  • To build the capacity of people with albinism through skills development
  • To enable people with albinism to access health services

Values

  • Good governance
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Commitment

Key Activities

  • Advocate for the rights of people with albinism and fight against stigma and discrimination
  • Strengthen the capacity of people with albinism
  • Improve and monitor all programs that aim to promotethe socio-economic welfare of people with albinism
  • Organise and participate in national and international events
  • Strengthen OIPPA branches by organising group meetings

Key Achievements                       

  • OIPPA has created branches in four districts
  • OIPPA has conducted community meetings and registered new members
  • OIPPA is able to mobilise funds through project proposals
  • OIPPA has strengthened its internal regulations and financial procedures
  • The board, committees, leaders and all members have been trained on the rights of people with disabilities and advocacy methods and are now able to advocate for their rights to be upheld
  • The number of members is increasing
  • People with albinism in four districts have been identified

 

 

 

 

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