Albinism (An enlightening post)💐 Read and be changed.

I came by the fantastic blog of Toyosi Alonge. She interviewed some Albinos. And I got to learn a lot from that fun and enlightening post.

Do you know who they call Albinos?

Albinos are persons that have a congenital absence of pigment in the skin and hair (which are white) and the eyes (which are usually pink).

A defect in one of several genes that produce or distribute melanin causes albinism. The defect may result in the absence of melanin production, or a reduced amount of melanin production. The defective gene passes down from both parents to the child and leads to albinism.

Albinism is common to all races. Blacks, white, etc

These are pictures of wonderful people with Albinism.

How does it affect the skin color?

According to thesun.co.uk

Albinism affects skin colour as sufferers usually have very little or no melanin production in their bodies.

Melanin is the natural pigment that gives colour to our skin, hair and eyes.

However, people who suffer from albinism find that due to low melanin, their skin has no colour and as a result they are very fair.

Due to their pale skin, it puts them at a greater risk of skin problems such as sunburn and skin cancer.

This means they have to constantly wear a high SPF and avoid going out in the sun when it is at its highest in the sky between 11am and 3pm.

What are the symptoms?

According to thesun.co.uk


The most obvious symptom for people with albinism is pale skin, due to the lack of melanin in the skin.

They also often have very fair hair, but for some sufferers they can have ginger or brown hair if they have higher levels of production of melanin.

One of the main problems albinism sufferers experience is that due to low pigment in their eyes, they can face a host of sight problems.

Quite often they suffer from short sightedness as well as low vision and squints.

Challenges they face from other people

people with albinism face numerous challenges including discrimination, abduction, trafficking, and even murder. Owing to a lack of melanin, the genetically-inherited condition leads to people having little or no pigmentation in their eyes, hair, and skin.

Personally, I’ve witnessed some albinos suffering discrimination and domestic violence.

In my primary/elementary school, when it’s time for the boys to play soccer, most boys wouldn’t want the albinos to be on their team.

They would literally chase them away and tell them hurtful words like “if you play, we will not win, you that you can’t see, how will you play ball?”

And the albinos would just go to the bench and sit down. Looking at us. Waiting for the bell to ring so that they would go back to class.

Even in class, some teachers will blame the albinos poor performance on their albinism and its symptoms.

What’s my point?

My point is, whenever we see people suffering from albinism, we should try to make them lively, happy and cheerful and if possible, we should make them laugh.

They don’t receive these all the time, so whenever someone makes them happy, they feel so great and most times, they express their appreciation.

Please guys. Discrimination is present among all races. It’s in blacks, white, yellow, etc. it’s everywhere. But You and I can decide not to discriminate and teach our infants not to do so either.

Let’s teach our children and infants to love everyone irrespective of their skin color. Let’s teach our little ones about showing universal love to everyone. The kind of love that Jesus is showing to the world.

No one is born to discriminate. It’s the hate we give little infants that they work on. But if we give them love, they won’t grow to discriminate, but to love.

Anyone that you know is an human, doesn’t deserve to be treated differently.

You might have encountered these people before. You might still encounter them.

The symptoms that comes with albinism is already too much for them. We shouldn’t add to it.

Let’s love each other as we love ourselves.

This what God commands us to do.

Let’s love each other. We are together, we are joint. We are one. One love ❤️ guys


Two Albinos were interviewed in Yosi’s blog. They shared the challenges they face from the society. It’s so touching and enlightening.

Click here to read the interview

And please, follow Yosi’s blog for more enlightening posts🙏❤️

Published by Vincent Ehindero

A co-founder and CEO of High Foster. Vincent is a humorous guy that has a wonderful talent of blending growth secrets with relatable experiences. He is also a founder of a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing children and youths.

65 thoughts on “Albinism (An enlightening post)💐 Read and be changed.

      1. I teach, and one project my students do every year is part of project based learning where they investigate the question: “How can I raise awareness about a specific disability?” I was inspired to do this because so many students at my former school picked on each other, and my son is diagnosed with autism, ADHD and a developmental delay. The more we find out, the better we make the world.

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      2. I’m also studying Education. Specifically, Counseling and Human Developmental psychology.

        And I can really relate to what you just said. It’s a beautiful project and I’m glad you thought of it.

        Your son is surely a fantastic and bright young boy. Please help me say Hi 👋🏼 to him 😃

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      3. I cannot begin to tell you how needed you are in the field of Counseling. When people ask about the education system, other teachers and I tell them we need more counselors, and we need administration to stop giving our counselors so many tasks that take away from them being able to talk with the kids.

        My son is a pretty cool kid! Thank you! I will tell him. He just turned 10.

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      4. Unfortunately, it’s the same here in my side.

        I’ve been to schools where I couldn’t even differentiate the counselor from the teachers.

        Sometimes, the counselors go to classes to teach. And I’ve seen some counselors spanking kids.

        All these things is what is makes the counseling profession so underrated over here.

        I particularly love children and having conversations with them. They make me realize that there’s more to this world than just being caught up in worries and fears. They teach me to smile more, laugh more and be overall happy.

        That’s why I chose to study my profession. So that I will have the opportunity to change the lives of children positively and also be there for them.

        Wow 🤩 10 years is a great achievement for this year. 🤗what month is he? 😃

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      5. I am surprised spanking is still allowed anywhere because it is a huge no, no and “you’re fired” here. Our counselors end up having to teach classes once a quarter, too, and then they have to deal with the high school or graduation plans.

        He was born in June.

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      6. I really hope spanking will stop. It’s sad to also know that spanking is still used as a form of correction.

        That’s really nice to hear.

        June! 😃that’s a lovely month. And it’s such a positive month as well

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  1. Vincent beautiful message here from you about Albinos so much in our world goes on without our notice. Discrimination is taught it is not natural, I have seen this happen all too often where parents encourage their children to be unkind or hateful. We all have to make an effort to show kindness to all we encounter. You never know when you will be the odd one out. I am completely the odd one out where I live and the unkindness received is disheartening. We have to work together to LOVE ALL. Bless you Vincent.

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    1. Yes, I’m so happy with what you’ve said. We just don’t know when we will be the odd one out.

      Kindness is one of the greatest thing we can show to each other

      I’m so sorry to hear about the disheartening gesture that is being shown to you.

      We will work together and change the world positively

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  2. I’m so impressed, and emotionally moved by, your posts–which are both informative and from the heart. Your heart seems as big as the sky, bigger than most people’s–I’m hugging you from far away. May God bless you so Abundantly ❤

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    1. Wow 🤩

      This is such a wonderful comment to read in the early morning.

      Thanks so much. I cannot express how much this comment has made me happy.

      If my heart is as big as the sky, then your heart is as big as the solar system ❤️

      I’m also hugging 🤗 you from this other part of the world.

      Amen 🙏 and you too

      Your smile is my inspiration ❤️

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    1. Yes. And I’m so glad that you reason with this message

      You are in fact very right. Parents should teach their children in the right way, so that when they grow up, they will not depart from it.

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  3. I’m glad you enjoyed my last blog post. Thanks for the shout too❤️ I hope people learn to albinos as normal people too because they are one of us❤️

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  4. Reblogged this on Yosi's blog and commented:
    Thank you Vincent Ehindero for this enlightening post. Click on his link to read the rest of the post. Remember, in all thy doings, love everyone equally because we are all the same no matter the shape,size or color..❤️

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      1. Did you have experiences that makes you want to go with this decision?

        Sorry for my questions. It’s just so rare to see a boy make this decision and stick with it at a young age.

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      2. Teenagers are often insecure with their looks. Whereas I am confident that I look bad. Most Teenage girls are all into money and looks. And the ones which are thoughtful I engage in intellectual conversations with them. At the end of the day, I become the best Friend zone and Brother material. So, no religious beliefs but acceptance of truth. You feel less hurt that way. 🤓

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      3. Lol, you look bad? Really?

        Let me tell you something Rejoy, you don’t look bad at all! I mean, I’ve never seen you before, but with the profile picture that I’m seeing and your intellectual reasoning, you are a kind of guy that quality girls will want to have a solid future with.

        I believe that as you get older, things will begin to reveal to you.

        Trust me, as you get older, you might really reconsider 😃

        But you are handsome, intelligent and amazing. You are a Jaguar 🐆

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      4. 99% of girls might be into money and looks.

        But there’s always the 1% of girls that will be after the Jaguar qualities In wonderful boys.

        And trust me, in the sight of the girl that’s meant for you, it would be a beauty in the sight of the beholder. 🎉

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