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Mahyar from Iran

Mahyar from Iran

Hello there, my name is Mahyar Pilehvar Javid from Iran. I am 23 and was born with Down syndrome but it doesn’t mean I can’t live my life fullest. I am a champion in swimming. I won 2 silver medals in the Special Olympics World Games USA  in 2015 and 2 silver medals in Abudhabi…
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Alejandra from Peru

Alejandra from Peru

I am Alejandra. I’m 25 years old. I am engaged with a lovely boy named Giancarlo. I live in Lima, and I work three days weekly at the National Children’s Hospital as an assistant in the Department of Genetics. Actually, I am traveling, visiting my aunt Doris in Switzerland. This is a lovely country, although…
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Johannes from South Africa

Johannes from South Africa

I am Johannes. I live in South Africa Inclusion means that I can have a job with a salary at the University of Pretoria. I have colleagues and friends at work and in the community where I live. It meant that I had to start by going to an ordinary playgroup, nursery school, primary school…
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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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