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Daniel Richards Assako

Daniel Richards Assako

Name: Daniel Richards Assako
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Purfleet, Essex
Campaign: To raise awareness of albinism and tackle misconceptions surrounding it

I have been rejected, insulted and discriminated against because of the colour of my skin.


I grew up in Cameroon in Central Africa and have albinism – a genetic condition that affects the production of melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes.


People with albinism can appear very pale, and in parts of Africa this leaves you at risk of being attacked – or even killed – as a result of cultural superstitions.


With Fixers, I want to raise awareness of albinism and bring to people’s attention the plight of albinos in some parts of Africa.


I want to challenge the misconceptions ingrained in some of these cultures by becoming a voice for the voiceless.

Aisha Lai has helped me with this Fix.

Harry Freeland, Director, Standing Voice

Harry Freeland has supported my Fix. He agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece. 


Thanks also to Newton Ashman, Martin Bartley and Julie Okoro for featuring in my TV film.

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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