Refilwe Modiselle strives to provide better opportunities for children with albinism
Actress Refilwe Modiselle has spoken out against the daily injustices faced by children with albinism.
Talking from her personal experiences, the star hopes her call to assist doesn’t fall on deaf ears.
After the model asked her followers on Twitter for help with donating spectacles to children with albinism, Refilwe highlighted what percentage of children are unable to access glasses.
“I pray a brand, optometrist, specialist, or manufacturer hears me because it cuts deep once I hear there are kids with albinism struggling in class due to eyesight and with no help or affordability for specs. One mustn’t have an education because you cannot see or read. No,” Refilwe wrote.
I pray a brand, optometrist, specialist or manufacturer hears me out cause it cuts deep when I hear that there are kids with albinism struggling in school because of eyesight & with no help or affordibility for specs. One mustnt have an education because you can't see or read. No https://t.co/pFr2ObDFo9
— Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) November 23, 2020
The star said many children with albinism lack a network. during a reply to a lover who could relate to her struggles, Refilwe reminded us that it’s disheartening to ascertain children not having the ability to find out.
“Not every child with albinism is supported even in class when it involves ensuring their needs are met. what percentage of children out there aren’t motivated by the school because nobody understands they can not see,” said Refilwe.
The alloy star has been candid within the past about her journey to like her skin. In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Refilwe spoke up about learning to not let melanin define her blackness.
She said she wishes for a future with less discrimination and for people to be judged on their skills, not how they appear.
“Representation matters and other people got to stop marginalizing people living with albinism. to mention we aren’t within the shadows, we are people, to not be discriminated against. This industry, especially, has got to do better in terms of not shutting people out due to what they assert people will gravitate towards and judge people supported their capabilities.” Refilwe said.