Growing up with albinism in South Africa, Aldridge Munyoro endured years of struggle and discrimination. Now he is driven by that experience to change lives and create a better society. “You are a seed, and when life’s tribulations try to bury you is when you start to blossom,” he says. Munyoro worked as a security guard in his early life, and when he graduated from Wits with an MA in development studies, it felt “too good to be true”. Now he is a champion in the field of fighting the stigma around albinism. He was recently accepted as a fellow at the non-profit Tekano, working in the field of health equity. Among other projects, he is involved in the CanBe campaign, which helps learners with albinism succeed at school. “There is nothing more fulfilling in life than making a difference in other people’s lives,” he says.
I am helping build a South Africa that is concerned about wealth creation and sustainability, a country that understands that every decision is a financial decision.