‘I EXIST’ Because I Am


Khulisa in collaboration with multiple stakeholders presents a two-day Summit on the 18 th and 19 th February at Skills Village 108 Frere Road, Bez Valley Johannesburg. The main event takes place on International Day of Social Justice, 20 th February between 9h00 and 12h30. In these events as part of a worldwide exploration of equal opportunity, African People with Albinism (PWA) will take the lead in demonstrating how through dialogue, advocacy and education, social and economic inclusion for all marginalised groups can be achieved. This world-first event will bring together organisations run by Persons with Albinism (PWA) from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa, all of whom have taken a leading role over many years in advocating for the social and economic inclusion of PWAs on a global scale.

The first two days will focus on a gathering of minds when PWAs, innovators, researchers, media and human rights associations will explore best practice models, opportunities for enhanced human rights and areas for collaboration to leverage wide-scale change.  The overarching objective will be to create a framework for an innovation challenge for PWAs designed to enable them to contribute to and participate in the creative economy.

This entire process, facilitated by experts in the field of innovation and human rights in various breakaway sessions, will be recorded for research purposes.  The key outcomes of the workshop and the framework will inform the final sequence of events for the public

It is intended that in February 2020 the results of Year 1 will be hosted in a partner country with a view to this being expanded incrementally over the following three years across sub-Saharan Africa, including a broader spectrum of people with disabilities.  It is anticipated that this process will be of a 10-year duration.
Khulisa is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) established in 1997, inspires, empowers and enables vulnerable children, youth and the community at large to unlock their full potential, promote equitable justice and develop skills towards sustainable futures.
Venue: Skills Village, 108 Frere Road, Bez Valley, Johannesburg
Date: 20 February 2019
Time: 09:00 – 12:30

For further information contact:
Lesley Ann van Selm:
Ingrid Bame:
ReginaMary Ndlovu: