Radio drama: Love Builds

Love Builds
A radio drama to inform teachers and the wider community about albinism and how to support those affected at school and in the community.

The storyline is fictional, but based on evidence gathered in research studies involving interviews with many stakeholders, including those with albinism and their families.

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.

Albinism in Africa – Radio Drama, Love Builds

Love Builds – Episode One


Love Builds – Episode Two


Love Builds – Episode Three


Love Builds – Episode Four


Love Builds – Episode Five


Love Builds – Episode Six

Albinism posters

Information posters to raise awareness about albinism in Malawi and Zambia:

My Girl project

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We are raising money for girls in Malawi who do not have access to sanitary towels, underwear and clean toilets during their periods. This, unsurprisingly, can cause them to drop out of school.

We need around £1000 to pay for home-made sanitary packs and training for girls at one school.  At present they use rags during their periods, even banana leaves, so this project is one that will appeal to any female!

I joined two volunteers when I was out in Malawi in March 2015 when they delivered these to a group of girls and it was huge fun- much singing, dancing and laughter.

The students coming on this work experience trip will collect data to monitor how successful this intervention has been in terms of increasing school attendance of girls.

£6 buys a girl a re-useable sanitary pack which will last her 3 years.

Pat Lund (trip organiser)

Donate if you can:

Malawi Visit 2014 – Videos

The first work experience trip (August/September 2014)  was to the central African country of Malawi where students stayed in two rural lodges, one on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Malawi Visit 2014 – What will Students be doing?

Malawi Visit 2014 – Toys for the Local Children

Malawi Visit 2014 – Dietetics students interested in Diet & Nutrition


Malawi Visit 2014 – What Can You Do?