The majority of violence victims are children in both rural and urban areas; they face an increased risk of physical attacks, organ trafficking, kidnapping, and more. Oftentimes people with albinism are objectified through the terms fortuna, bolada, riqueza (lump sum, jackpot) with regard to the value of their body parts.
A harmful belief in Mozambique is that the body parts of people with albinism hold magical powers and good fortune, thus, they are often mutilated and isolated from society. They are unable to integrate themselves into communities and struggle with finding employment.
These statements only encapsulate a fraction of the issue at hand.
The Young Ambassadors Mozambique project is raising money to benefit the Amor à Vida association (Maputo, Mozambique), and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us!
The Young Ambassadors program is a group of high school students under the World Family Children Foundation (www.worldfamilychildren.org/young-ambassadors.html) working to provide underprivileged children all around the world with resources and funding to be able to receive an education.
Amor à Vida (https://www.facebook.com/Associacao-Amor-à-Vida-1650675021854917/) is a nonprofit association based in Maputo, Mozambique which strives to promote and protect the human rights of those with albinism.
In collaboration with the association Amor À Vida, the World Family Children Foundation aims to tackle the aforementioned issues from a variety of angles including, education, healthcare, social support, and policy reform.
Please donate to our GoFundMe to help facilitate teaching opportunities, increase provision of solar protection resources, and shape public policy. We can be the change that helps these children receive equal rights and become part of a safe community!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at: worldfamilychildren.org
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