Our Foundation. Our Community.
Improving livelihoods of people with albinism in Zimbabwe.
Financing and Funding
The organisation is funded through public donations, corporate donations in cash or kind and Zimbabwean diaspora. All programmes and financial reports are made public and at the end of each year an audit report will be compiled and be made available for partners, financers, donors to read and scrutinise. We value accountability, professionalism in all our operations.
Find out all about the Albinism Network of Zimbabwe.
What We Do
The Albinism Network Zimbabwe seeks to create social awareness to orientate Zimbabweans and the world about disabilities and
particularly about people with albinism. This is to promote understanding, acceptance and socio-economic inclusion of albinism into mainstream society.
Albinism Network Zimbabwe (ANZ) is a charitable organisation whose sole mission is to improve livelihoods of people with albinism in Zimbabwe. In its design it involves people with albinism and maintains gender equality incorporating youths in key leadership roles from District level, Provincial and National. All our members are all dedicated to solving the complex; interrelated challenges facing people with albinism.
Our key results involve providing a good social life, empowerment, good and sustainable healthy, inclusivity of stigma and discrimination. Albinism Network Zimbabwe (ANZ) realises that, as effective as one person can be to change another person’s life, if done as a group we can bring about global change.
We envision a world where people with albinism are empowered to be fully functioning members of society, where barriers and the stigma of difference no longer exist, and where people with albinism have a quality of life that is rewarding, dignified and fulfilling.
Our mission is to act as a conduit for accurate and authoritative information about all aspects of living with albinism and to improve the livelihoods of people with albinism in our communities.
We thrive on inclusivity cutting across gender, age, disability, ethnicity and the fact that we do not assist beneficiaries based on political, religious, or any other basis of segregation. We are an apolitical organisation.
Life for people with albinism has been much harder. This scenario alone has posed many physical and psychological hazards for the aforementioned group The existence of Albinism Connect is in complement of the Government of Zimbabwe through line Ministries i.e., Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Ministry of Health and Child Care.
Having noticed the challenges that the above-mentioned group continue to face which include discrimination, segregation, maiming, poor access to needs, poor access to education, low participation in developmental programmes, gender-based violence, abuse, ritual killings, poverty, physical impairment our role is to educate, empower, aid and heal. As a youth-based organisation, we rising up to the occasion to contribute to social development by sustainably tailor proffering solutions to this task.
Be that as it may it is our hope and prayer that our continued efforts and programmes will contribute to the improvement of livelihoods of people with albinism.
Our code and rules of conduct.
Professionalism | Integrity | Accountability | Transparency | Inclusiveness
Our organisation strives to work professionally. We work in servant mode to our clients and all our partners. We believe a happy worker produces best results.
We serve communities with utmost integrity, and our staff is well trained to maintain the integrity of the people’s
organisation by being honest and showing consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical
principles and values of the organisation.
We are committed to holding ourselves accountable for the promises we make to our supporters, donors, partners, staff and most of all, the beneficiaries themselves. This means looking back at our commitments, celebrating our successes and learning from mistakes in order to do more and to do better. In that regard, our financial report and annual reports will be made available to all our partners, donors and beneficiaries.
Organisational transparency in the workplace is crucial to us. It helps us improve communication, strengthen
trust and encourage teamwork, solve problems efficiently, encourage people’s creativity, aspirations, ideas, and dreams, as well as their freedom to speak up. The work that we do is shared publicly, to donors and beneficiaries always.
Our organisation is an inclusive organisation. We do not discriminate our staff and beneficiaries due to religion,
gender and disability, or any other reason. Together as one community we can conquer poverty for good.
Hinged on six thematic areas which include the following:
Legislation And Public Policy Advocacy
The aim of the Legislation and public policy advocacy on Albinism is to ensure total mainstreaming of albinism programmes and policies into every sector of development in Zimbabwe.
Learning And Education
The Foundation works to promote the access to people with albinism, especially children, to quality and inclusive education. The Foundation also promotes learning through scholarship programmes.
The aim of this is to eliminate and/or mitigate the health-related problems associated with disabilities, particularly albinism. Such challenges include sunburn, skin cancer and eye related problems.
The Foundation seeks to create social awareness to orientate Zimbabweans and the world about disabilities and particularly about People with albinism. This is to promote understanding, acceptance and socio-economic inclusion of albinism into mainstream society.
The aim of the project is to enhance the operational capability of the Foundation and ensure that people with Albinism live independent lives; this includes access to different funding, land empowerment to mention but a few.
Who Are The Disadvantaged People?
These are the families with hardships and facing difficulties to survive due to poverty, drought, and economic situations to mention but just a few. We will have social workers and volunteer teams that will go into rural areas starting with Mashonaland Central and Mashonaland East. We will compile a database for such families and if we get resources we will help them by stating small projects so that they get some form of income to fend for their families.
What Is Disability?
A disability is any continuing condition that restricts everyday activities.
Different Types of Disability?
With the assistance of appropriate aids and services, the restrictions experienced by many people with disability may be overcome.
The main categories of disability are physical, sensory, psychiatric, neurological, cognitive and intellectual.
Many people with disability have multiple disabilities such as:
• Neurological and cognitive
• Physical disability
• Sensory disability
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