Supporting people with Albinism
Formed in 2007, Global Aid Missions is a charitable Christian organization birthed to make life a living experience for people with the Albinism condition. The organization’s two founding philosophies are that:
- Everyone deserves equal opportunities, so all effort is put into making this a reality in the lives of people with Albinism.
- Work with the people to help them become – so all programs are designed to develop our beneficiaries, safe spaces and platforms.
Our organization runs on-going projects that focus on providing counselling, health, education, advocacy, employment networks and protection against all kinds of abuse for people with the Albinism condition. The programs are designed to address specific needs.
The GAM Health Clinics in Zimbabwe
Global Aid Missions would like to request donations towards buying grocery hampers for people living with albinism in Zimbabwe. These hampers are meant to cushion people with albinism from the impact of covid19 whilst enabling them to get feet for self-sustenance.
Every festive season GAM usually organises a Christmas party for people with albinism and at the party we distribute grocery hampers as gifts for the end of year celebrations. This year, due to covid19 containment measures we will not be having a party or gathering but we are planning to distribute hampers as recognition and support to people with albinism.
The ideal pack we usually distribute includes mealie-meal, cooking oil, salt, sugar, rice, flour, sugar beans, soap, lotion, washing powder and sanitizer. These donations go a long way in supporting the families of people with albinism as the impact of COVID19 is still being felt across the region and more so to people with albinism as most of them had been surviving from informal trading, which then was closed down by covid19 induced lockdowns.
GAM continues to appreciate your support for people with albinism in Zimbabwe.
Skin cancer remains the deadliest problem people with the albinism condition face. Treatment is more expensive than prevention which is why we are running a yearly sunscreen donation campaign of 200 beneficiaries each receiving a 250ml sunscreen bottle. This year we have selected 200 highly needy people out of our data base whom we have pledged to assist on a month to month basis. A supplier has given us a very generous US$8 price for a 250ml bottle which compares very well with a 236ml bottle at US$7.97 in the US before shipment and duties to Africa. While we have more deserving cases, we are happy if you will partner with us in serving these 200 cases every month in this year.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
Current operation and program
- Education and Prevention
- Treatment & Care for PWA
- Research and Advocacy
- Culture and Community