MISSION, VISION & AMBITION
Vitiligo Awareness International has been established to provide support to those who have a hard time dealing with the skin condition Vitiligo. The mission of our foundation is to guide this group through their journey in accepting their Vitiligo. At this moment approximately 1-3 % of the world population has been diagnosed with this skin condition. People with this skin condition handle their changing appearances in different ways. Unfortunately, many tend to have negative feelings because of their Vitiligo. These feeling may differ from a negative self-image, suicidal thoughts, anti-social behavior or may even expierence severe (online) bullying.
We have chosen to focus on this group; because everyone is worthy, no matter how different and unique someone is. With the foundation we want to support, guide and accompany them, to change their mindset to positive thoughts, feelings and experiences.
The foundation is committed to provide support and guidance regarding the mental health and a positive self-image of every single person, who is in need of such guidance or support.
Our main focus are those who have been diagnosed with Vitiligo and find themselves suffering or struggling because of the skin disorder.
We aim to do this in several ways:
· Creating positive (online) content on our website and social media
· Creating merchandise and gifts to gain donations
· Presenting the foundation globally
· Involving international individuals to tell their story about their journey with Vitiligo
· Publish seminars about positive mindsets and positive selfimage
· Cooperate with other international foundations/organization/companies/individuals who contribute to the foundation’s mission, vision and ambition
· Organising (online) Q&A’s
The mission of the foundation is to provide support to those who suffer from the skin disorder Vitiligo. Our ambition is to provide this support globally to reach every individual who needs this support and guidance.
Our aim is to be active in at least 20 countries by the end of 2029 with an international team!
MEET THE BOARD
Founder & Chairman
I was diagnosed with Vitiligo at the age of 15. I struggled a lot and dealt with a negative self-image. I had no idea how to deal with this new challenge. By creating this foundation and platform we strive to reach out to everyone with Vitiligo and those who want to get familiar with this unique disorder.
Vitiligo Awareness International will guide you through the journey of living with Vitiligo and creating awareness about Vitiligo. To all those, who struggle with their skin disorder, I hope this will be your guidance towards a positive self-image and resulting in loving yourself with Vitiligo!
Co-Founder & Secretary
Vitiligo Awareness International and Vitiligo Awareness Store are such amazing concepts with a true purpose to help people worldwide who are struggling with visible disorders. I truly wish I had this help and strength, I regained, 10 years ago!
Being a part of these concepts I hope we can guide those who need this and create more awareness about this skin disorder.
Co-Founder & Treasurer
I don't have Vitiligo myself, but I do know people who are diagnosed with Vitiligo. I have seen how this has affected and even destroyed their self-image. Through time I have seen them grow and regain their strenght; They accepted their Vitiligo. They became stronger and more proud of the amazing person they are with Vitiligo.
The reason why I joined the board was because I support the vision, mision and ambition of Vitiligo Awareness International.
Hi! My name is Sarya and i am part of the blogging team for VAI. I am a proud Vitiligo girl living in Australia, giving you personal experiences about the path towards self-love. I am happy to announce that I am Miss September on the Vitiligo Awareness Calendar 2021.
Read my blogs >
Hi! My name is Andrea and I'm from Chicago. I grew up in Mexico where I have found my second home. I've been a Vitiligan since I can remember. Through my blogs I share a positive way of living with Vitiligo. A path leading towards acceptance and self-love. I am extremely happy to announce that I have been announced Blogger of the Year 2020.
Read my blogs >
Vlogger/ Interview Host
Hi, my name is Marcellus Kidd from California. I grew up in the Bay Area, but I reside in Los Angeles. I currently work in Mobile gaming but I'm also a content creator, podcast host, presenter and a proud Vitiligo advocate. I love to spread a positive force wherever I go and my goal is to make sure everyone I encounter understands how amazing they are.
Watch my first video on YouTube >
Social Media Manager
Hi! My name is Stephanie and i'm from New York. I found out that I had Vitiligo at the age of 16. I hope to be able to encourage others to be able to love themselves enough not to care what other people think. You might have seen me as Miss June on the Vitiligo Awareness Calendar 2021. I will be managing the main Instagram account of VAI. Don't be afraid to reach out!
Follow Vitiligo Awareness Int. on Instagram now >
NANCY DE KLEIJN
Team Assistent - The Netherlands
Hi! My name is Nancy from The Netherlands and I have had vitiligo since 2017. I want to inspire and help others to love themselves, feel comfortable in their own skin and put their own happiness first. This is the reason why I work with VAI!
Feel beautiful in your own skin and be proud of yourself. Dare to be you!
JOIN TEAM VAI
Vitiligo Awareness International is a humane charity foundation with her own fast growing platform. We have a online reach in about 22 countries! For all reasons it is very important that we grow our team and beautiful projects as well.
Do you feel connected with our mission, vision and ambition? Would you like to be a part of a commited international team? View the following opportunities and fill in the application form now! Our team will be back at you within 5 days.
Go to application form >
ADDRESS: DEDEMSVAARTWEG 380 A, 2545AE THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS
FISCAL CODE (RSIN): 8610.09.873
MEET OUR GLOBAL PARTNERS
VISIBLY PERFECTLY IMPERFECT (USA)
AARUS FOUNDATION (INDIA)
UNITE FOR VITILIGO (USA)
EMBRACING VITILIGO (NL)
VITILIGO SOCIETY (UK)
VITILIGO ICON (NL)
HELLO VITI (SER)
SELINA REINHART (GER)
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