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What are you looking forward to in 2022?

The New Year is nearly upon us and there is so much to look forward to.  We want to hear from you, what are you looking forward to in 2022? Please click the link below to share your message with us, along with a photo. SHARE YOUR MESSAGE Your message and photo will be shared…
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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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5 months to WDSD

Listen up! 5 months to go!

There are just 5 months to World Down Syndrome Day 2021! 150 sleeps! The Down Syndrome International (DSi) team spent time this morning thinking about how we can encourage our supporters to mark World Down Syndrome Day in their workplaces. Why workplaces? Well, we believe that people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities should…
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Hamish from new Zealand

Hi, my name is Hamish Gilbert. I am 19 years old, and I live in the beautiful Hawkes Bay, down by the awesome river Clive. I decided to leave school at the end of year 13, just like my brother did, and wanted to explore the working world. I wanted a job. My journey to…
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WeThe15

#WeThe15

WeThe15 is sport’s biggest ever human rights movement to end discrimination. Together, we aim to transform the lives of the world’s 1.2 billion persons with disabilities who represent 15% of the global population. We are delighted to join leading international organisations to launch WeThe15, which aspires to be the biggest ever human rights movement to…
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Our Competition Winner

LotsOfSocks design competition

Huge congratulations to 19-year-old Nandika Valiramani (Nicky), from Thailand. Nicky’s design was chosen from a huge selection of submissions to our Lots Of Socks competition to inspire the design of our official 2022 #LotsOfSocks. The decision was made by Down Syndrome International’s Ambassadors who were delighted to have such a fantastic range of designs to…
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