More schools get involved in our awareness programs about Albinism and Health
Today, our local GAASPP – MMH team visited one of the neighborhood schools that host community children with Albinism and children who have vision problems.
"We taught them on hygiene, enhanced advocacy, and trained the staff on how to handle children with Albinism," explains Chrisantus, our local project manager. "These training sessions help raise more information about this specific condition and raise a better understanding. But we don't limit to talk about Albinism to persons with Albinism only. It's important to see and also discuss the general health topics, hygiene, personal care, menstruation, etc., that's why we have also jumpstarted the formation health club in this school."
The teachers and the children got enough soap to enhance cleanliness at school. More training sessions will follow. All highly appreciate these training sessions.
Especially at a young age, it is important to draw attention to such issues. School is usually the only place where children get information about such essential topics. The children can pass on the knowledge they have learned to their families, which ensures sustainable education.