Education Program (EP – formerly ESF) is the UTSS flagship, offering education grants to keen and dedicated students with albinism demonstrating a need for financial or other schooling assistance. Beneficiaries are grantees for primary, secondary and all levels of higher learning up to PhD levels. Due to the multiple attacks on PWA in Tanzania, hundreds of children were herded into 9 Government boarding schools throughout the country for “safe keeping”. The extreme overcrowding and poor living conditions in these schools compelled UTSS to relocate hundreds of these “displaced children” into higher quality private boarding schools. The ESF program also covers the costs of the medical services for sick grantees and ensures that they get protective gear including sunscreen lotion and low vision devices. These students will be future models within their own society of what PWA can be when given equal opportunity. This is our greatest “weapon” against discrimination and our most powerful source of educating and advocating a culture towards change.
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