Sierra Leone Association for Persons with Albinism (SLAPWA), is one of the Non Governmental Organizations that was established to deal with Persons with Albinism to help boost their living standard and help change the mindset of Sierra Leoneans especially with their myth about Albino.

On the 16th and 17th December, 2022 SLAPWA organised a well attended training session for Midwives and Teachers respectively in Makeni. An event that has helped to improve the knowledge of those service providers and they have also promised to serve as an agent of change.

Mohamed Osman Kamara, the Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Association for Persons with Albinism encourage all Albino to always work and register themselves in the organization. He finally called on those Service Providers to always help in changing the mindset of Sierra Leoneans and be Ambassador of change in their Communities and in their various institutions across Makeni and the Country at large.

Fatmata K. Sesay one of the Midwives who benefited from the training acknowledged SLAPWA for its timely interventions especially in helping to build their knowledge about Albino and promised to disseminate the knowledge already attained to her Colleague Workers. She also narrated a story about how some patients usually abandoned their Albino children at the hospital after delivery.

Idrissa A. Fofanah, one of the Teachers who benefited from the training from St. Francise Secondary School in Makeni, expressed sincere gratitude to the Organization for the training and highlighted some of the roles teachers should be playing especially to avoid segregation among pupils with or without Albinism.