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Reda from Morocco

Reda from Morocco

What are we hoping for in 2022? Integration of people with disabilities into the labour market Comprehensive health coverage A stable monthly salary Education and training opportunities The state’s interest in this category in the state budget The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down syndrome to share their…
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Henrietta from the United Kingdom

Henrietta from the United Kingdom

Next year in 2022 we’re looking forward to getting back to all of those things we missed out on during lockdown, most notably, swimming and holidays abroad. Henrietta is an absolute water baby and loves creating a splash! We can’t wait to get her back in the swimming pool or on a beach and see…
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The Omorova family from Kyrgyzstan

The Omorova family from Kyrgyzstan

The Omorova family want Kyrgystan to introduce inclusive kindergartens and schools for the children. The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down syndrome to share their own stories in their own words. If you have a message that you would like to share with the world, please click here:…
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Anita from India

Anita from India

Anita, is 29 years old. She is an ambitious model, dancer and artist. She had walked the ramps in Dubai, Pune & Mumbai. She was the first model with Down Syndrome to be featured in a Dubai based Magazine named ‘Friday Magazine’. Her ambition is to become a mainstream model in India. Anita wants to…
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Courtney from the United States

Courtney from the United States

“People of colour with Down syndrome have a shorter life expectancy than others with Down syndrome. I’m Down for healthy living and moving. I am an Ambassador for African American girls and women with disabilities with Girl Trek. We are walking into 2022 and walking for historic participation for people of colour in the 2022…
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Nolan from Canada

Nolan, from Canada

Nolan Loughead started with a company called Tectonica Construction and Building Management early this year helping take down 3 old homes by hand. This was a pilot project to environmentally takedown by hand and reuse, re-purpose or donate the wood to Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. This project helped employ many young adults in…
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Luka from New Zealand

Luka, from New Zealand

Kia ora. My name is Luka. I have been swimming as a Para swimmer for some time now in Christchurch which is in Canterbury, New Zealand. I have been swimming with my local swim club and have been taking part in local, regional and national swim competitions. This year I have represented my school, Papanui…
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Anived from India

Anived, from India

Today my baby Anived is 18 months old. After he was born, Anived suffered from fever and jaundice and at 4 days old he had trouble with his breathing. We took him for evaluation and it was discovered that he had a PDA in his heart, and he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. We were…
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Christina from new zealand

Christina, from New Zealand

My Downs Syndrome Kōrero Story Kia Ora Tena Koutou Katoa No Kirikiriroa ahau Ko Colsons Hill toku Maunga Ko Whakaruru toku Awa Ko Southern Cross toku Waka Ko Papa O Te Aroha toku Marae Ko nga Tangata O Airangi toku Iwi Ko Norris toku Hapu I tipu ake au I Tokoroa Ko Fitzgerald toku Whanau…
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Korok from India

Korok, from India

Korok is 18 years old. The Bengali meaning of the name KOROK is the ‘LOTUS BUD’. Korok was diagnosed with Down syndrome when he was 7 and a half months old.  Karok has a passion for dance and music.  Realizing his inclination to the art of dance and music, Karok was given formal training in…
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