Love builds




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The myths and beliefs about children with albinism in Malawi and other parts of Africa are challenged in this brief and passionate plea for love, togetherness, inclusion and understanding. Albinism is an inherited condition where there is little pigment produced in the skin, hair and eyes. Madalo is a 9 year old girl with albinism. Her quest for education is challenged when she faces stigma and inadequate support from peers and society. Zgambo, a new teacher at her school, is convinced that teachers, pupils and society can do better to address her needs. He believes LOVE BUILDS.



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Item TypeMultimedia item (Audio file)
TitleLove builds
AuthorsNyirenda, E.
Simbi, M.
Uncontrolled Keywordsalbinism, Malawi, African radio
Departments Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
School of Life Sciences
Additional InformationA better quality copy of the drama is available from the link given. This radio drama was produced as part of The Albinism project in Malawi at Coventry University, UK. Contact Dr Patricia Lund p.lund@coventry.ac.uk The Albino Association of Malawi bonmassah@gmail.com . Participants: Studio Production- The Story Workshop (Malawi) Research & Content Advisors- Dr Patricia Lund (Coventry University, UK) & Bonface Massah (The Albino Association of Malawi- TAAM) Creator and Scriptwriter- Edgar Nyirenda Sound engineer- Aklas Chinere Producer- Mercy Simbi Music: YAPIE HARMONIC CREW (Yakobe Kadango, Priscilla Sidon & Edgar Nyirenda). Acknowledgements: This project is generously supported by Sightsavers and Coventry University in the UK and The Albino Association of Malawi (TAAM) in Malawi. Thanks to all the actors, families with albinism and others in Malawi who have participated so enthusiastically in the development of this radio drama. Dedication: This drama is dedicated to all the families in Africa with albinism. A report is also available on this radio drama, see link below.
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The Story Workshop (Malawi) / producer
Dr Patricia Lund (Coventry University, UK) / researcher
Bonface Massah (The Albino Association of Malawi- TAAM) / producer
Edgar Nyirenda / author
Aklas Chinere / recording engineer
Mercy Simbi / producer
YAPIE HARMONIC CREW (Yakobe Kadango, Priscilla Sidon & Edgar Nyirenda) / musician
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ReportEpisode 2
Episode 3Episode 4
Episode 5Episode 6
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Publisher statementThis project is generously supported by Sightsavers and Coventry University in the UK and The Albino Association of Malawi (TAAM) in Malawi. Copyright © and Moral Rights are retained by the author(s) and/ or other copyright owners. A copy can be downloaded for personal non-commercial research or study, without prior permission or charge. The content must not be changed in any way or sold commercially in any format or medium.
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Deposited on 28-Nov-2013 in Research - Coventry.
Last modified on 16-Sep-2016

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