MENTAID celebrates World Down Syndrome Day
More than 100 people gathered to...
Two months separate us from this year’s World Down Syndrome Day. While carrying out our regular events like workshops and meetings, we are busy organizing a big charity concert that will be transmitted live on the national television and radio programme, and also on Italian RAI TV.
We are Planet 47, Society for Down Syndrome from Slovenia. We are new to this website although we have been advocating for people with DS (and quite successfully, too) for several years now. In the midst of beautiful intact nature in the costal region of our country, we built a Planet 47 Centre where various activities for children with DS and their families are carried out.
Concerning the theme of WDSD 2014 “Health and Wellbeing – Access and Equality for All” we are happy to tell you that access to medical services in our country is equal enough for all (one of our programs, “I’m slim and healthy”, is even sponsored by Ministry of Health). However, there is still a lot of awareness-raising and work that has to be done when it comes to employing people with DS, and persons with disabilities generally.
So, at our WDSD concert on March 21st 2014 we will concentrate on this issue, especially on our Leonardo da Vinci Special program intended for finding and developing those talents and skills in people with DS that can help them better include into society and maybe even get a job.
Let's all do the best we can so that our events will be most beneficial and far-reaching. And let's have fun in the meantime. ;)