Friends, Colleagues, all present – It is, for me, a great honor to be here with you today, at this most seminal moment in the history of our organization, Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism (GAPA).
Through your hard work, dedication and a commitment to our goals as an organization, we are in the midst of a great transformation of GAPA into a fully functioning support and advocacy group for Persons With Albinism (PWA) all over Ghana. . It is therefore an even greater honor for me to be elected…
FACTS ABOUT ALBINISM
Albinism is a non-contagious, genetically inherited condition that affects people worldwide regardless of race or ethnicity. It results in a lack of pigmentation (melanin) in any or all of the hair, skin and eyes, causing vulnerability to the sun and bright light.
As a result, most persons with albinism have a visual impairment of varying degrees and are prone to developing skin cancer. In almost all types of albinism, both parents must carry the gene for it to be passed on, even if they do not have albinism themselves.
Stigmatisation and Social Discrimination (The case of Africans with Albinism)
According to a late 2008 BBC news report, Albinos in Tanzania, Rwanda and neighbouring countries have been living in great fear. ..
Disability Fund Not For Individual… DACF Administrator
The District Assembly Common Fund was introduced to augment the internally generated funds of the assemblies to sustain development at the local level…
Ghana Association of Person with Albinism (GAPA) formerly known as Society of Albinos Ghana (SOAG) was established on 2nd February 2003.
GAPA is a non-governmental organization that promotes the rights of Persons with Albinism.