By Edward Makuzva
The Giant Network service provider Netone has through it’s Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiative crowned Mr and Miss Albinism pageant show in the telecommunications company’s continued support for the Albino population.
In his opening remarks, Netone Chief Executive Officer Raphael Mushawani said the
network service provider join hands with all Albino Charity Foundations in Zimbabwe to celebrate and enjoy Mr and Miss Albinism pageant show .
The peagent show was celebrated on Saturday under the hashtags #United in Making Our Voice heard and #Inclusion4equility.
“As NetOne under our Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives we have supported different vulnerable and disadvantaged groups including those living with albinism in communities we operate from around the country.
“NetOne through its management will continue to support people living with albinism and today we have been privileged to assist in making this event today a success.
“We would like to assure the community that NetOne seeks to partake this initiative to the various regions across the country as it is our mandate to ensure that we leave no place and no one behind NDSG1”, Mushawani explained.
Mushawani added that albinism is not a curse and as such we have collaborated in celebrating Mr and Miss Albinism annual show, a celebration to create awareness, fight discrimination, stigma and marginalization against those living with albinism.
Albinism is a rare condition, a genetically inherited difference that occurs at birth, it is a non-contagious and is caused by lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes causing lack of defense to sunlight and bright light.
He said NetOne celebrated the day for all people living with albinism all over the world on their special day, we share our opinion that people with albinism should enjoy the full privileges of all human rights and we implore other corporates and stakeholders to render their support as well.
The Group Chief Executive Officer said the journey does not end here as there is more that needs to be done in ensuring that communities are educated to increase awareness that help alleviate, uphold and protect the rights of people living with albinism.