Airtel Nigeria Spotlights the Struggles of Albinism in Episode 2 of Airtel Touching Lives Season 7

Airtel Nigeria Spotlights the Struggles of Albinism in Episode 2 of
Airtel Touching Lives Season 7

BY The Tochlight Africa News

Airtel Nigeria is set to reveal the rarely discussed struggles that are
associated with living with albinism in Nigeria, in the second episode of Airtel Touching
Lives, which will air on Sunday, 2nd July 2023.
The upcoming episode will feature the story of Eunice Nwokeocha, a young woman
living with Albinism. This genetic condition affects the production of melanin which is the
pigment that gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes.
Due to the lack of pigmentation, Eunice has had to face various debilitating challenges
such as vision impairment, skin cancer risks, job discrimination, and social exclusion. In
her interview for the program, Eunice narrates how social isolation has prevented her
from finding a good job, forcing her to start her own business. She also regrets how low
understanding and awareness in Nigeria has created an unfriendly environment for
people like her. In the episode, it will be revealed how the telecom giant has intervened
to offer relief to Eunice and further grow her business.
The new season of Airtel Touching Lives episodes, which officially premiered on
Sunday, 25th of June 2023, feature several humanitarian projects that have benefited a
large number of individuals and communities across Nigeria.
Commenting on the new series, Director, Corporate Communications and CSR, Airtel
Nigeria, Femi Adeniran, highlighted some interventions that viewers are to expect.
“This season features stories that are not only touching but also eye-opening, such as
the ones about an organization that cares for children with autism and learning
disabilities, a community with an auspicious plan to train and empower its youth, and an
individual who helps to prevent infant mortality,” he said.
This episode will also feature a revisit on the Ahmed story, an eight-year-old boy who is
battling sickle cell anemia. Ahmed, born into a family with its own daily economic
constraints, was in a degenerative state, requiring costly daily medication, until Airtel
intervened to provide financial support for Ahmed’s parents.
Airtel Touching Lives Season 7 airs on Sundays on the following national and cable TV
stations: African Magic Urban at 5:00 pm, NTA Network at 6:30 pm, and Startimes
Channel 108 at 6:00 pm. Re-runs are broadcast on Tuesdays on African Magic Urban
at 3:30 pm, and on Wednesdays on Startimes Channel 108 at 6:30 pm.
All episodes of Airtel Touching Lives are also available to stream on the Airtel TV app.

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