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March 2019

World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Nigeria

March 13, 2019 - March 21, 2019
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), 17, Alfred Rewane (Formerly Kingsway) Road,
Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria

Ring The Bell Campaign; 13 March 2019- It is a programme enlisting the support and participation of schools and children to use whatever instrument is within their reach (bells, gong, pots and pans) to make some minutes noise to draw attention to the right to education of children with disability. 12th Annual Inter-House Sports; Thursday, 14 March, 2019 - Showcasing the students' ability in sporting activities. Down Syndrome Foundation Art Exhibition with Patty Chidiac; Saturday 16 March 2019 - Open House…

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World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Liberia

March 15, 2019
SKD Sports Complex, Main Sports Complex
Paynesville, Oklahoma City Liberia

Registration, Meet & Greet, Community Buddy Walk, Informational Gathering and Remarks, MHA Special Exhibition Games: Together We Can Win and a fun fest day in support of people with Down syndrome

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Odd socks Enlightenment campaign and workshop for parents and teachers – Nigeria

March 19, 2019 - March 22, 2019
The Federal Civil service club, Close 8, satellite Town Mo-Rainbow learning centre
112 rd,A close, house 4, Festac town, Lagos 102 Nigeria

On the 19th- There would be a rally at the Ijegun community in Satellite Town.21st: Odd socks and enlightenment campaign. To enlighten the community about " person first" before the diagnosis. 22nd: Workshop for Parents and Teachers. The importance of inclusion, early intervention and Education for Down syndrome.

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Inclusive Play, Advocacy/Enlightenment Campaign Via Road Walk and Radio Talk to mark World Down Syndrome Day – Nigeria

March 20, 2019 - March 21, 2019
Larger Than I International School, 43 PDP Old Secretariat Road. Yenizue-gene.
Yenagoa, Bayelsa 560001 Nigeria

There will be an inclusive play between children with challenges and children with no obvious challenge to enhance this year's theme 'Leave No One Behind'. Thereafter, there will be a road walk by parents and children, wearing the World Down Syndrome Day T-shirt. Also, on the previous day, 20th March, there will be a visit by the foundation team members to at least two Radio Stations in the state for a phone-in program to create awareness.

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Dance on 321 – Nigeria

March 21, 2019
Amuwo Odofin Local Government , Festac Town lagos and Oriade Local Government, Satellite Town, Satellite Town Festac Town
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria

A dance and drama show to celebrate persons living with Down syndrome. This awareness will help promote acceptance and inclusion in the society so that they can be equal opportunities.

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Right To Run – South Africa

March 21, 2019
Arcadia, SunnyPark Mall
Pretoria, Gauteng 65 South Africa

Creating Awareness by joining Right to Run, letting everyone know disabilities do not dictate abilities.Fun Run/walk for all persons with Down syndrome and their family and friends. Join us at the Right To Run in SunnyPark Arcadia

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World Down Syndrome Day Celebration – Uganda

March 21, 2019
St.Philips Health Centre II, Near Custom Corner
Gulu, Uganda

Come meet and learn from children with Down syndrome and their families. Join us as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and hear our stories. We look forward to sharing with you.

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DSAM celebrating 14th Anniversary WDSD 2019 – Mauritius

March 21, 2019
Mauritius lnstitute of Education – (MIE) Head Office, Reduit
Moka, Mauritius

Activities in collaborations with MIEPlay Corners for CWDS- Art & Games -with MIE staff MIE : inclusion & Roles of Parent- interactive Wellkin Hospital: Medical Intervention & identification- interactive Clip Design by DSAM Dance performance by Children from DSAM Photo shooting & Cake celebration

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World Down Syndrome Day – Multidisciplinay Action – Nigeria

March 21, 2019
OLG Health Foundation, Inside Lea Primary School, OPP Oando Filling Station Alex Ekwueme Way, Jabi. Abuja FCT
Abuja, Abuja FCT 200001 Nigeria

This is aimed at providing free multidisciplinary support (medical and educational) for people living with Down syndrome and raise the consciousness of the public about the importance of early acceptance and early interventional program via the media and Government.We have invited professionals in medical and educational setting to offer multidisciplinary services to both children and their parents as we have pledged to leave no one behind and give every child opportunity to fulfilled life. We also wish to create awareness,…

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World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations; Information Weekend – Tanzania

March 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Pearl of People with Down Syndrome Premises, Ally Sykes Road/Uzimuka Street Mbezi Beach, Tangi Bovu.. KKKT/PUMA Rd
Dar Es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam P.O. Box 33463 Dar Es Salaam Tanzania

Thursday 21 March - Parents/Carers and children & adults with Down syndrome will meet at the PPDSF premises to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.Friday 22 March - Information Day to new parents/carers. Saturday 23 March - Down syndrome youth activities at the PPDSF premises.

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Journee Porte ouverte A  Ilot d’esperance sur la Journee Mondiale de la Trisomie 21 – Democratic Republic of Congo

March 23, 2019
Journee Porte Ouverte A  L’Ilot d’esperance, Avenue Isangi No 254 Commune de Lingwala
Kinshasa, Kinshasa 2655 Democratic Republic of the Congo

We invite family and people with Down syndrome and we speak about the theme.We will also organize games and gifts giving to people with down syndrome who will participate.

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March 2020


March 13, 2020 - March 24, 2020
Lagos, Nigeria Nigeria


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World Down Syndrome day 2020

March 19, 2020 - March 21, 2020
City Hall, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Kinbu
Accra, Ghana

This years Celebration will start on the 19th march, with a public lecture ,the 20th for the Celebration and ends with a walk on the 21st march . It will be held in collaboration with Inclusion Ghana.

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Walk and funday for WDSD20

March 21, 2020
Children’s Traffic park, Next to University Way Roundabout
Nairobi, Kenya

The day will involve a walk, dance exercises, medical check for caregivers and lots of play for the children. There will be food and snacks for sale. Exhibitors are welcome to register.

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