All eyes in Kilifi County as Kenya is set to celebrate International Albinism Awareness Day at Karisa Maitha Grounds in Kilifi Town on 13th June.

This year’s theme being ‘United in making our Voice Heard’event celebrations is anticipated to converge different organizations and stakeholders working with people with disabilities (PWD) and more so People With Albinism (PWA).

International Albinism Awareness Day has been celebrated since 2015 after declaration by the United Nations in 2014 to sensitize and educate the world about the challenges affecting PWA.

This day is set aside to provide opportunity to the world’s collaboration in providing easy access to improved health services for PWA.

The other objective is to eradicate discrimination, stigmatization and ending violence against PWA across the world.

Speaking to KTMN, the National Council for Persons with disabilities Kilifi county officer Mr. Mathias Tsuma gave insights for the day saying the whole county is looking up to the big day.

“Since I started working here, I have never seen a national event being hosted here in Kilifi. This being a Disability issue, we will be able to bridge the gap of inclusivity in the county, country and the world at large”, Tsuma said

“We long to see you at the event where you will get the opportunity to engage with various stakeholders as we race towards achieving a discrimination-free society”, he said

For many years in history, Kilifi County will host the country in celebrating an international day event.

The celebrations will be an advocacy to achieving a national goal of inclusive space for people with disabilities.

All countries in the world are expected to hold their national celebrations as the world steps forward to living no one behind.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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