Your Stories

Welcome to our YOUR STORIES section! This is where we ask you to tell us about your WDSD events and activities AFTER they have taken place. This may be a written story, a press release or similar.  

By sharing your stories with us, we hope that this will encourage more discussion and interest in WDSD after 21 March and will inspire others to organise similar events and celebrate WDSD next year.  

Simply REGISTER with us, then click on "ADD A NEW STORY" on this page to post your article.

Your event will appear on the WDSD website homepage and we will post it on Facebook and Twitter.

WDSD Awareness - Uganda
Children with D/S posing on WDSD event

The Uganda Down Syndrome Association  marked  WDSD  2014 by organizing media campaign activity which was telecast  on national TV for the first time to crate awareness in the Country.

We thank  the organizers of  WDSD , ...

Liberia Celebrates WDSD 2014 - Liberia

21 March 2014 marked the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This was the second for Liberia and My Heart's Appeal, Inc. (MHA) was honored to be representing, The Republic of Liberia.

The activities for the day...

World Down Syndrome Day-2014 has been observed for the first time in Bangladesh - Bangladesh
WDSD Events in Bangladesh

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, Robi Axiata Limited and AMDA Bangladesh have jointly observed World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, 2014

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh have taken...

WDSD Celebrations - Malaysia

In conjunction with the 9th Anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, which falls on 21 March 2014, Kiwanis Club of Johor Bahru, Malaysia organized a BUDDY WALK on 22/3/2014 (Saturday) Over 600 thronged Hutan Bandar Park for a “Buddy Walk...

ICM Intercity Clubs Meeting " HELPING CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO SUCCESS " - Nepal

ICM on "Helping children with Down  Syndrome to Success " was jointly organized by Rotary Club of Mount Everest RCME and Down Syndrome Association of Nepal DSAN on 21st March on World Down Syndrome Day an evening with...

Felicitation of Pranay Burde, the 2014 WDSD award winner - India
Parivaar- National Confederation of Parents Organizations felicitated Pranay Burde on winning the 2014 WDSD Award

Parivaar- National Confederation of Parents Organizations (NCPO) and Parivaar Sahyadri, the Apex Council of Parents of Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (PwIDDs) in Maharashtra felicitated Pranay Burde on his...

WDSD Awareness Walk - Nepal

"Down Syndrome awareness walk " organized on 21st March in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day by Down Syndrome Association of Nepal DSAN starting at focal point Maitighar Mandala to raise...

World Down Syndrome Day -Film "The Peruvian Challnge" - Canada
Film Maker/Present and  MC

On World Down Syndrome Day...Here in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada, We brought in Jean Francois Martin from Quebec and his beautiful film "The Peruvian Challenge".

Imagine a dream where the impossible was achieved. Six adults...

Successful WDSD concert is now behind us - Slovenia

The big charity concert we planned for World Down Syndrome Day 2014 (we had announced it here.) was a big success. It was titled Let’s Step...

e.motion21 - Everyone loves to dance! - Australia
e.motion21 Beat Fit performance

It was a dark March Melbourne morning when e.motion21 staff and volunteers began unloading the equipment to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  In only a few hours, Federation Square’s iconic stage would be transformed to showcase the...

Photo Exhibition - Macedonia

We had 4 famous photographers taking photos of 8 persons with Down syndrome at different ages (from 1 to 37), living in Skopje and Bitola. We had 21 photos and those were exhibited in the Film Archives and Projection Hall (Kinoteka na...

South Korea WDSD video - South Korea

To view South Korea celebrations during WDSD 2014, view our Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8FN986PN6o

Dzień Kolorowej Skarpetki - Wear Lots of Socks - Poland

Wear Lots of Socks in Poland.

To see how we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day and Lots of Socks please have a look at our youtube video.

http://youtu.be/4lfqhjC2wWk

WDSD 2014 - India

On 21st March a grand gala event to celebrate the WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY was held at COIMBATORE. The event was organized by KAUMARAM PRASANTHI ACADEMY, CHINNAVEDAMPATTI, COIMBATORE.

The morning saw an interactive session of 50...

Os Cavalos, a vida e uma história repleta de conquistas
Claudio Aleoni Arruda

21 de março de 2014

Claudio Arruda estreia no adestramento e dá mais um passo rumo ao sonho olímpico

Quem não conhece Claudio Aleoni Arruda? Claudio, 28, por onde passa faz amizade, é figura notória...

Why We Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day
Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st, 2014 on World Down Syndrome Day we are celebrating our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family members …… all that were born with Down syndrome. We are celebrating who they are, each and everyone...

Parents of Downs Syndrome, Mira Road, Mumbai - India
Pranay Burde

Parents of Downs Syndrome, Mira Road, Mumbai Center felicitated Pranay Burde, the recipient of 2014 World Downs Syndrome Day Award on 30th March 2014 as a part of celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Mr.Angela Stanley, incharge of...

Wearing Lots of Socks - Georgia
21th of March ! Unity We Are The One

Unity We Are The One hosted the event Wearing Lots of Socks in celebration of WDSD in the capital of Georgia/ Tbilisi. 

This event was sponsored by famous Georgian footballer George Nemsadze and his wife...

WDSD at Calicut, Kerala State - India
Dance recital by sisters with DS

A state level inauguration of the WDSD was organized on 21/3 at 4.30 PM, at Calicut. Chairman of State Minorities Commission was the Chief Guest. It was followed by entertainment programmes by children with Down syndrome. There were...

FESTIVAL 3-21
CAS BI BENALCÁZAR

IV FESTIVAL 3-21

CAS BACHILLERATO INTERNACIONAL

COLEGIO MUNICIPAL "SEBASTIÁN DE BENALCÁZAR"

El domingo 23 de Marzo, se realizó en los patios del colegio, un festival inclusivo en homenaje a los niños con Síndrome...

International Self-Advocate David Egan inspires hundreds at World Down Syndrome Day Conference - Trinidad & Tobago

Enthusiasm and encouragement were perpetuated at the 3rd Annual World Down Syndrome Day Conference hosted last weekend in Trinidad & Tobago by the Down Syndrome Family Network (DSFN). Inspired by feature speaker,...

The Multi Colour Macarena, and Liam gets over a MILLION views! - Ireland

On the 21st of March, thousands of you brightened up World Down Syndrome Day by celebrating in multi-coloured style for The Down Syndrome Centre! We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined our celebrations, and...

BEAUTIFUL EYES DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF MALDIVES MARKS WDSD ON THE STREETS OF CAPITAL MALE' - Maldives
Event photo

The first ever Buddy Walk in Maldives has been held on 20th of March, Thursday by Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association of Maldives; the only organization exclusive for Down syndrome in Maldives. It was held on the occasion of World...

2DO DESFILE GENERANDO LUZ HACIA LA DISCAPACIDAD EN EL MARCO DEL DIA MUNDIAL DEL SINDROME DOWN - Mexico
RED PADRES DE HIJOS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN TIJUANA

CON GRAN ENTUSIASMO LA RED DE PADRES DE HIJOS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN TIJUANA CONTRIBUIMOS ESTE 21 DE MARZO EN UNA CAMINATA DE SENSIBILIZACION ACOMPANANDO A NUESTROS HIJOS Y A SUS MAESTROS SE SUMARON, DIPUTADOS DE TIJUANA Y SE...

Fundayoga, Fundacion el Futuro es de Todos - Costa Rica

Asoyoga es la Asociación Costarricense de yoga, y tienen como misión llevar esta practica a la mayor cantidad de personas sin distinción alguna, es por esto que entre sus proyectos los profesores Gustavo Solis y Liseth Soto han ...

South Korea WDSD - South Korea
South Korea WDSD(Seoul)

On March 21, 2014. A special event to celebrate "World Down Syndrome Day" occurred at the 'wide lounge' inside the Seoul City Hall. This event started with a Korea traditional folk art by students of Korea Down Syndrome Center, greeting...

Dia del Sindrome de Down... Fundafut - Costa Rica

El viernes 21 de marzo, celebramos con gran alegria a nuestros estudiantes en el Gimnasio municipal de Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica. Contamos con el apoyo de personas de la Municipalidad, el Consejo de Educacion Especial y Rehabilitacion...

Lots of socks at Tavernspite School, Pembrokeshire, Wales - United Kingdom

A little late I'm sorry, but I really wanted to share this lovely photo from Friday. Laura's school is a very supportive and inclusive school and Laura has flourished from it's wonderfully nurturing environment, with fantastic staff and...

World Down Syndrome Day 2014 celebration with kids and adults with Down syndrome - Albania

In the afternoon of WDSD, a party took place with kids and adults from across the country with Down syndrome! Dancing, singing and lots of gifts made the WDSD 2014 a special day for those who matter most to us! Few kids had the...

Scientific Conference "Health and Wellbeing - Access and Equality for all" - Albania

We are proud to announce that the first Scientific Conference on Health and Wellbeing of Persons with Down Syndrome in Albania was a great success! Professors from Kosova, Italy and Albania presented their research and over 80...

International School of Studies, Karachi - Pakistan

The International School of Studies is an educational institution which has been one of the pioneers of special education in Pakistan along with main stream education for the last 18 years. This year we celebrated World Down Syndrome...

Celebración del 3:21 en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey - Puerto Rico
Una de las estaciones de la Actividad 3:21 fue Levantamiento de Pesa coordinado por Zaira Marie Cruz y el entrenador del deporte Sr. Luzunari.

El 20 de marzo de 2014, celebramos el Día Mundial de Síndrome de Down en las facilidades del Gimnasio de la UPR en Cayey.  Los jóvenes del Programa de Educación Especial de varias escuelas de Cayey, tuvieron la oportunidad de disfrutar...

WDSD2014 in Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad & Tobago

Today the Principal and teachers at my children's school brought awareness to the pupils by having them participate in the WDSD 2014 Lots of Socks. It was a great success. The picture shows a small portion of the children who...

Lots of Socks show support for Lily - New Zealand

Potted, striped and brightly coloured socks kept Whakarongo School pupils' minds on Down syndrome, and in support of their classmate Lily Romeril.

About 300 pupils and staff wore lots of socks after the parent of a pupil with...

World Down Syndrome Day Fashion Show at Paton Churdan Schools - USA

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day and the campaign to Rock Your Socks we held a "Socks" fashion show.  It is our commitment to celebrate our very special student, as well as, educate the world about Down Syndrome.  You can watch our...

L'Arche International Launches WDSD Campaign

 L'Arche is an international non-profit federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people who have intellectual disabilities. It was created 50 years ago this year, and today it...

LOTS OF SOCKS Campaign In Oman - Oman

The LOTS OF SOCKS campaign was very well welcomed by a couples of schools and colleges, where students volunteered to sell the socks. Others were sold by families and friends.  The socks were worn by many on the 21st and everyone...

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated by MidCentral District Health Board - New Zealand

World Down Syndrome Day is being celebrated by MidCentral District Health Board today with a series of staff talks, displays and other activities which staff have helped produce national resources around.

The 21st of the third...

Down Syndrome Victoria announce their new ambassador for World Down Syndrome Day - Australia
Kade Simpson

Down Syndrome Victoria’s T4321 morning tea to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

was held at Carlton Football Club this morning

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WDSD Awareness Down Syndrome Like to help us - Iraq

Jaafar is 11 years old ,  lives in Stockholm although we used to live in Iraq ..He has Down syndrome we are creating awareness about WDSD in our community. 

Down Syndrome Awareness To The Max - United Kingdom

http://youtu.be/E_YqbK55CLc

Please watch and share our short video in anyway you can on World Down Syndrome Day.

Thank you!

Dave & Rachel x

(Max'...

Lots of Socks WDSD Campaign - Albania

Our campaign has started under the quote "We discover the colors of life behind the extra chromosome!" Parents and supporters are loving the socks!

Four smiles for WDSD - France
Four young Down Syndrom men share smiles for WDSD

All four of us, smiling, boating, singing, biking, praying together every day God gives, on this World Down Syndrome Day particularly, we would like to share our joy and peace to all !

May this five minute short movie help !  ...

Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (FL) - usa

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville will be celebrating WDSD “Party Style” on Friday, March 21st! We will be hosting a Party for our families and friends, complete with DJ, Dancing, Food from “Around the World”, Face Painting...

Ponožkový den v Opavě - Lot of socks - Opava - Czech Republic

Our School – Elementary and Practical School - Zakladni a Prakticka skola, in Opava – is going to hold the fourth meeting of World Down Syndrome Day on the 21st March. We have invited parents, young people with Down syndrome, special...

Running the Barcelona Marathon for Janine and WDSD - United Kingdom
For Janine

In October last year I decided to join four of my friends in doing the Barcelona Marathon. We all chose charities that were close to our hearts. Mine being the Down's Syndrome Association because of my fantastic, little sister. Janine...

UAE Down Syndrome Association Celebrates The World Down Syndrome Day 2014 - United Arab Emirates

UAE Down Syndrome Association  Celebrates

 The World Down Syndrome Day 2014

21st of March

Dubai, UAE , 21st March, 2014: In celebration of the World Down Syndrome Day, ...

Down Syndrome Pretoria/Tshwane - South Africa

Down Syndrome Association Pretoria/Tshwane hosted a Heath Expo on the 15 March 2014 at Maranatha Bana Centre by inviting health professionals to do free assessments and provide information to parents on all known health issues that...

VAGABONDO PER IL MONDO will raise money for developing Albergo Etico in Asti, Italy - Italy
vagabondo per il mondo & Albergo Etico

A Dream giving hope in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. 

This is the Vagabondo’s esprit as the basis of his globe-trotting project: not just the realization of his lifetime dream which, however, would be enough to justify...

WDSD Al Ain Zoo Walk for Down Syndrome - United Arab Emirates

On 1 March 2014 the first ever Al Ain Zoo Walk for World Down Syndrome Day was held in the United Arab Emirates. The Al Ain area Down syndrome support group turned out in high numbers  to this great event which was sponsored by Tawam...

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