Bachelor of Social Work final year students from St. John the Baptist University, a Catholic University run by Sisters of Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) in Mangochi have condemned the killings and abductions of people with albinism in the country.
The students have since pledged to use their social work skills to sensitise the masses to the dangers of attacking people with albinism.
The students made the pledge on Friday during a symposium held in the university hall aimed at interacting and marketing themselves to prospective employers.
One of the students, Yolanda Kaluma, condemned the killings in her presentation titled ‘Human Rights and Labour Laws’, saying the killings has an adverse effect on the socio-economic transformation of the country as many people with albinism are staying indoors for fear of being killed or abducted.
“Many people with albinism are living in abject fear. And children with albinism have stopped attending school for fear of being killed. If this trend continues, the country’s development will suffer,” explained Kaluma. n