International Albinism Awareness Day
Wednesday 13th of June was the International Albinism Awareness Day. Albinism is a genetic condition resulting in little or no pigmentation in
the skin, hair, and eyes. In several cultures around the world, and particularly in many African countries, people with albinism live in constant fear of murder.
Others experience severe discrimination and bullying. International Albinism Awareness Day was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 18, 2014 to encourage UN Member States to continue their efforts to protect and preserve the rights of persons with albinism to life,
dignity and security, as well as their right not to be subject to torture and cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment or punishment, and to continue their efforts to ensure equal access for persons with albinism to employment, education, justice and the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.
To commemorate International Albinism Awareness Day, members of the NIC bank came to speak to our students to raise awareness.
The NIC bank runs a special fund that educates Children with Albinism and have sponsored 6 students within the academy.