Dating sites for albinos
But despite causing 20-year-old Leo some problems with his vision, he says he actually likes having albinism."I’m very happy with the way I look.I actually prefer having albinism now because it makes me unique and having a good physique is just a plus," said the university student, who is half way through a Biomedical degree.Albinism is simply this: a genetic condition that is caused by a recessive gene, carried by both of a person’s parents.That person’s body has little or no ability to produce melanin, which colours their skin, hair and eyes.Attacks on albinos in Africa rose at the end of last year, linked to a growing demand from political hopefuls seeking good fortune in the run-up to elections in several countries, according to the UN's first human rights expert on albinism.Mwaura said albinism is seen as a curse in Kenya and all contestants have been taunted and called "zeru", which means "ghost", or "pesa", a Swahili word for money, in reference to the value of their body parts."Our girls are not getting married," Mwaura said."They are beautiful women, and you find people don't want to walk around town with them, so we thought, 'Let's use this opportunity to confront stigma and discrimination.'"GLITTER AND TEARSLike the other contestants, 19-year-old Lucianah Nyawira took part in a week-long boot camp to get ready for the competition. My trip to the UK is just to relax and to enjoy my first white Christmas.
Kids at school also picked on him because he was different.In sub-Saharan Africa, Albinos are attacked for their body parts, which are highly prized in witchcraft and can fetch a high price.The children, aged 7, 14, 15 and 16, were treated at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and had their bills paid for by the Global Medical Relief Fund.Albinism is a congenital disorder affecting up to one in 15,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa.Witch doctors are willing to pay as much as 3,000 (US,000) for a full set of albino limbs for use in black magic, according to the Red Cross.