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WDSD with Projeto FADA

World Down Syndrome Day with Projeto FADA, Brazil

Sheyla from Familia Diversidade e Amigos (Projeto FADA) in Brazil got in touch to share their World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) celebrations with us. It looks like they had a wonderful time and raised awareness across Ribeirão Prêto and beyond. Sheyla said: “We had our big event on 21st March at South Uber Park. More…
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Syed from Pakistan

Syed from Pakistan

Hello! My name is Syed. I am 16 years old. I live in Sanghar Sindh, Pakistan. 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…
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Pyaar Baanto

Pyaar Baanto

The Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP) is a non-profit organisation that advocates the value, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in our society. This Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Karachi Down Syndrome Program is proud to release Pyaar Baanto, an anthem that promotes love, acceptance, and inclusion. This anthem aims to create a society…
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Joe from Australia

Joe from Australia

Hi, my name is Joe Maloney. Someone wonderful helped me put together the story of my life. I hope you enjoy it!! And remember the most important thing in life, is to be “happy” and “while time flies you are the pilot!”‘. The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with…
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Alishba from Pakistan

Alishba from Pakistan

My name is Alishba, I am a 21-year-old artist from Pakistan and art is not just my passion, it is my identity! I am a Social inclusion advocate & activist, and Social Entrepreneur. I love art, languages & culture and can speak English, French, German & Italian languages. “The principle of true art is not…
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Katie from Ireland

Katie from Ireland

Hi My name is Katie. I am 14 years of age, with Down syndrome During covid, my favourite zoom call from my teacher was our cooking class. Here are some pictures of me making a Pizza for dinner. Hope you enjoy them. Katie   The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for…
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Austen from the United States

Austen from the United States

I am Austen Babcock. I was diagnosed with Mosaic Down syndrome when I was born. I faced many struggles in my life. I became a student at the St, Johnsbury Academy VT. When I became a senior at the academy, I made a massive appearance when I spoke in chapel on March,17 about World Down…
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Ahida from India

Ahida from India

Hi, I am Ahida Sarmai, a 14-year-old blessed with Down syndrome. I have a message for all of us. It’s a poem written by Sh Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari which encourages us to keep moving and be brave in spite of all odds to achieve our goals. The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome…
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Samantha from Georgia

Samantha from Georgia

I would like to share the life of my sunshine daughter. Samantha is our best teacher ever!! To have a kid with Down syndrome, it’s a blessing from Heaven. She fixes everything with love ❤️!!! Our daughter Samantha is a miracle baby! Daddy and mommy are so proud of her. The best way to promote…
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Alistair from Dominica

Alistair from Dominica

In September, the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) hosted the 13th National Youth Awards (NYA). The awards celebrate the outstanding efforts of youth in and around Dominica. Alistair Abel, a young man with Down syndrome was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Youth with Disabilities’. Alistair is the only son of his parents. At a time when…
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