The Shade Tree Project is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization seeking to improve the lives of Mozambicans with albinism through a holistic participatory approach of empowerment, education, and improved health.
What We've Achieved in our First Year
Mozambicans with albinism have produced over 600 jars of 30 SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen made with all-natural fair-trade African sourced materials.
We distributed over 250 jars of sunscreen during our education campaign of community meetings and in-home visits.
We formed strategic partnerships with local and provincial government agencies and non-profit organizations.
We produced an 8-page Guide to Teaching Students with Albinism to help make inclusive classrooms, reduce prejudice, and help students with albinism succeed in school.
Our activist lead workshops in schools to help demystify albinism.
We trained people with albinism and their families to becomes activists and educators in their communities.
We started conducting a demographic and public health survey of the albinism community so their needs can be better served.
We worked with hospital, clinics, and health posts to ensure people with albinism receive free and adequate health care.
.We ran a bi-lingual radio campaign promoting sun safety and to encourage people with albinism to visit the doctor.