Your Stories

Welcome to our YOUR STORIES section! This is where we ask you to tell us about your WDSD events and activities AFTER they have taken place. This may be a written story, a press release or similar.  

By sharing your stories with us, we hope that this will encourage more discussion and interest in WDSD after 21 March and will inspire others to organise similar events and celebrate WDSD next year.  

Simply REGISTER with us, then click on "ADD A NEW STORY" on this page to post your article.

Your event will appear on the WDSD website homepage and we will post it on Facebook and Twitter.

WDSD - Live Vice Neutral Style, New York - USA
liveviceneutral.com

We at Live Vice Neutral believe in helping anyway we can. Call it fate or good timing, but our 1st ever Dart Tournament was on the same day as World Down Syndrome Day!  It was such a wonderful day to celebrate and with many other people...

Lots of Socks Campaign - Albania
Lots of socks campaign 2015 in Albania

Everyone loved Lots of Socks campaign in Albania! 800 pairs were sold or given out so we could raise awareness about World Down Syndrome Day. Many pinned a sock on their shirt or jacket the week ahead of WDSD and many others wore their...

World Down Syndrome Day-2015 has been observed - Bangladesh

AMDA Bangladesh, Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and Cardiff International School Dhaka have jointly observed World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, 2015

The 10th World Down Syndrome Day has...

FESTIVAL 3-21 2015 - Ecuador

El Festival buscó integrar a la mayor parte de familias en cuyo seno se cobija a un niño, niña, joven y/o  adulto con el síndrome, mediante la ejecución de eventos musicales, artísticos y recreativos, creando así por medio del evento...

Sharing Articles Via Social Media to Observe the Day - Syria
Sharing Articles Via Social Media to Observe the Day

Some articles written by Ghassan Shahrour and other professionals shared by social media http://bit.ly/1HlhhHD

Let’s Empower Their Families,   ...

Observance of World Down Syndrom Day in Lattakia - Syria
Observance of World Down Syndrom Day in Lattakia , Syria

Persons with Down Syndrom, their families, volunteers and the public observing the day in Lattakia , Syria 

WDSD - South Korea

On March 20, 2015. A special event to celebrate "World Down Syndrome Day" occurred at the 'wide lounge' inside the Seoul City Hall. This event started with a Korea traditional folk art by students of Korea Down Syndrome Center, greeting...

WDSD Events Hiba Centre for Down Syndrome - Iraq

The Down Syndrome Association of Iraq celebrated WDSD on the 21 March. They managed to collect cash donations which they were able to hand over to 16 orphans with Down syndrome. Other activities included dancing and signing, selling...

Actividad 3-21 Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey - Puerto Rico
Actividad 3-21 UPR Cayey - Dedicada a Dalila Zapata

El 19 de marzo de 2015, celebramos el Día Mundial de Síndrome de Down en el Parque de Verdes Sombras de la UPR-Cayey.  La actividad fue dedicada a la joven Dalila Zapata, primera modelo puertorriqueña con Síndrome de Down en participar...

World Down Syndrome Day Walkathon at The Dubai Mall - UAE

Under the patronage of H.H Mansour bin Mohammed and with the participation of thousands under the slogan "My opportunities… My choices"

Disability's Committee Leaders witnessed The World Down...

Cherish the love - Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 March 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).

In order to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2015 Cantonal Public Health Institute of Zenica supported campaign wear LOTS OF SOCKS by donating colorful...

WDSD Awareness Promotion on National TV (TV AlHijrah) - Malaysia
The hosts of the show with representatives of Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre

On Saturday, 14th March 2015, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre (KDSF NC) was invited to a talk show on TV AlHijrah Malaysia to promote and discuss World Down Syndrome Day 2015 celebration. KDSF NC was represented by Miss...

Good to be Different - United Kingdom
Good to be Different Song

Good to be Different – sing it loud and proud!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). Down Syndrome International (DSi) are making sure that each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and...

Lots of socks campaign goes viral in Albania - Albania

On 21st of March 2014 Down Syndrome Albania Foundation (DSA) joined the World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) Lots of Socks campaign. The socks we were purchased from Down Syndrome International (DSi), instead of selling we gifted them to...

Down Syndrome Albania Foundation WDSD Activities - Albania
signing memorandums of understanding

On 21st of March Down Syndrome Albania Foundation (DSA) signed memorandums of understanding in the presence of Minister of Health, Mr. Ilir Beqaj, with the main public maternity hospitals in Tirana (Albania) on a bilateral collaboration...

WDSD Awareness - Uganda
Children with D/S posing on WDSD event

The Uganda Down Syndrome Association  marked  WDSD  2014 by organizing media campaign activity which was telecast  on national TV for the first time to crate awareness in the Country.

We thank  the organizers of  WDSD , ...

Liberia Celebrates WDSD 2014 - Liberia

21 March 2014 marked the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This was the second for Liberia and My Heart's Appeal, Inc. (MHA) was honored to be representing, The Republic of Liberia.

The activities for the day...

World Down Syndrome Day-2014 has been observed for the first time in Bangladesh - Bangladesh
WDSD Events in Bangladesh

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, Robi Axiata Limited and AMDA Bangladesh have jointly observed World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, 2014

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh have taken...

WDSD Celebrations - Malaysia

In conjunction with the 9th Anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, which falls on 21 March 2014, Kiwanis Club of Johor Bahru, Malaysia organized a BUDDY WALK on 22/3/2014 (Saturday) Over 600 thronged Hutan Bandar Park for a “Buddy Walk...

ICM Intercity Clubs Meeting " HELPING CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO SUCCESS " - Nepal

ICM on "Helping children with Down  Syndrome to Success " was jointly organized by Rotary Club of Mount Everest RCME and Down Syndrome Association of Nepal DSAN on 21st March on World Down Syndrome Day an evening with...

Felicitation of Pranay Burde, the 2014 WDSD award winner - India
Parivaar- National Confederation of Parents Organizations felicitated Pranay Burde on winning the 2014 WDSD Award

Parivaar- National Confederation of Parents Organizations (NCPO) and Parivaar Sahyadri, the Apex Council of Parents of Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (PwIDDs) in Maharashtra felicitated Pranay Burde on his...

WDSD Awareness Walk - Nepal

"Down Syndrome awareness walk " organized on 21st March in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day by Down Syndrome Association of Nepal DSAN starting at focal point Maitighar Mandala to raise...

World Down Syndrome Day -Film "The Peruvian Challnge" - Canada
Film Maker/Present and  MC

On World Down Syndrome Day...Here in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada, We brought in Jean Francois Martin from Quebec and his beautiful film "The Peruvian Challenge".

Imagine a dream where the impossible was achieved. Six adults...

Successful WDSD concert is now behind us - Slovenia

The big charity concert we planned for World Down Syndrome Day 2014 (we had announced it here.) was a big success. It was titled Let’s Step...

e.motion21 - Everyone loves to dance! - Australia
e.motion21 Beat Fit performance

It was a dark March Melbourne morning when e.motion21 staff and volunteers began unloading the equipment to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  In only a few hours, Federation Square’s iconic stage would be transformed to showcase the...

Photo Exhibition - Macedonia

We had 4 famous photographers taking photos of 8 persons with Down syndrome at different ages (from 1 to 37), living in Skopje and Bitola. We had 21 photos and those were exhibited in the Film Archives and Projection Hall (Kinoteka na...

South Korea WDSD video - South Korea

To view South Korea celebrations during WDSD 2014, view our Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8FN986PN6o

Dzień Kolorowej Skarpetki - Wear Lots of Socks - Poland

Wear Lots of Socks in Poland.

To see how we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day and Lots of Socks please have a look at our youtube video.

http://youtu.be/KpA-UuxxO2c

WDSD 2014 - India

On 21st March a grand gala event to celebrate the WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY was held at COIMBATORE. The event was organized by KAUMARAM PRASANTHI ACADEMY, CHINNAVEDAMPATTI, COIMBATORE.

The morning saw an interactive session of 50...

Os Cavalos, a vida e uma história repleta de conquistas
Claudio Aleoni Arruda

21 de março de 2014

Claudio Arruda estreia no adestramento e dá mais um passo rumo ao sonho olímpico

Quem não conhece Claudio Aleoni Arruda? Claudio, 28, por onde passa faz amizade, é figura notória...

Why We Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day
Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st, 2014 on World Down Syndrome Day we are celebrating our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family members …… all that were born with Down syndrome. We are celebrating who they are, each and everyone...

Parents of Downs Syndrome, Mira Road, Mumbai - India
Pranay Burde

Parents of Downs Syndrome, Mira Road, Mumbai Center felicitated Pranay Burde, the recipient of 2014 World Downs Syndrome Day Award on 30th March 2014 as a part of celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Mr.Angela Stanley, incharge of...

Wearing Lots of Socks - Georgia
21th of March ! Unity We Are The One

Unity We Are The One hosted the event Wearing Lots of Socks in celebration of WDSD in the capital of Georgia/ Tbilisi. 

This event was sponsored by famous Georgian footballer George Nemsadze and his wife...

WDSD at Calicut, Kerala State - India
Dance recital by sisters with DS

A state level inauguration of the WDSD was organized on 21/3 at 4.30 PM, at Calicut. Chairman of State Minorities Commission was the Chief Guest. It was followed by entertainment programmes by children with Down syndrome. There were...

FESTIVAL 3-21
CAS BI BENALCÁZAR

IV FESTIVAL 3-21

CAS BACHILLERATO INTERNACIONAL

COLEGIO MUNICIPAL "SEBASTIÁN DE BENALCÁZAR"

El domingo 23 de Marzo, se realizó en los patios del colegio, un festival inclusivo en homenaje a los niños con Síndrome...

International Self-Advocate David Egan inspires hundreds at World Down Syndrome Day Conference - Trinidad & Tobago

Enthusiasm and encouragement were perpetuated at the 3rd Annual World Down Syndrome Day Conference hosted last weekend in Trinidad & Tobago by the Down Syndrome Family Network (DSFN). Inspired by feature speaker,...

The Multi Colour Macarena, and Liam gets over a MILLION views! - Ireland

On the 21st of March, thousands of you brightened up World Down Syndrome Day by celebrating in multi-coloured style for The Down Syndrome Centre! We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined our celebrations, and...

BEAUTIFUL EYES DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF MALDIVES MARKS WDSD ON THE STREETS OF CAPITAL MALE' - Maldives
Event photo

The first ever Buddy Walk in Maldives has been held on 20th of March, Thursday by Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association of Maldives; the only organization exclusive for Down syndrome in Maldives. It was held on the occasion of World...

2DO DESFILE GENERANDO LUZ HACIA LA DISCAPACIDAD EN EL MARCO DEL DIA MUNDIAL DEL SINDROME DOWN - Mexico
RED PADRES DE HIJOS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN TIJUANA

CON GRAN ENTUSIASMO LA RED DE PADRES DE HIJOS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN TIJUANA CONTRIBUIMOS ESTE 21 DE MARZO EN UNA CAMINATA DE SENSIBILIZACION ACOMPANANDO A NUESTROS HIJOS Y A SUS MAESTROS SE SUMARON, DIPUTADOS DE TIJUANA Y SE...

Fundayoga, Fundacion el Futuro es de Todos - Costa Rica

Asoyoga es la Asociación Costarricense de yoga, y tienen como misión llevar esta practica a la mayor cantidad de personas sin distinción alguna, es por esto que entre sus proyectos los profesores Gustavo Solis y Liseth Soto han ...

South Korea WDSD - South Korea
South Korea WDSD(Seoul)

On March 21, 2014. A special event to celebrate "World Down Syndrome Day" occurred at the 'wide lounge' inside the Seoul City Hall. This event started with a Korea traditional folk art by students of Korea Down Syndrome Center, greeting...

Dia del Sindrome de Down... Fundafut - Costa Rica

El viernes 21 de marzo, celebramos con gran alegria a nuestros estudiantes en el Gimnasio municipal de Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica. Contamos con el apoyo de personas de la Municipalidad, el Consejo de Educacion Especial y Rehabilitacion...

Lots of socks at Tavernspite School, Pembrokeshire, Wales - United Kingdom

A little late I'm sorry, but I really wanted to share this lovely photo from Friday. Laura's school is a very supportive and inclusive school and Laura has flourished from it's wonderfully nurturing environment, with fantastic staff and...

World Down Syndrome Day 2014 celebration with kids and adults with Down syndrome - Albania

In the afternoon of WDSD, a party took place with kids and adults from across the country with Down syndrome! Dancing, singing and lots of gifts made the WDSD 2014 a special day for those who matter most to us! Few kids had the...

Scientific Conference "Health and Wellbeing - Access and Equality for all" - Albania

We are proud to announce that the first Scientific Conference on Health and Wellbeing of Persons with Down Syndrome in Albania was a great success! Professors from Kosova, Italy and Albania presented their research and over 80...

International School of Studies, Karachi - Pakistan

The International School of Studies is an educational institution which has been one of the pioneers of special education in Pakistan along with main stream education for the last 18 years. This year we celebrated World Down Syndrome...

Celebración del 3:21 en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey - Puerto Rico
Una de las estaciones de la Actividad 3:21 fue Levantamiento de Pesa coordinado por Zaira Marie Cruz y el entrenador del deporte Sr. Luzunari.

El 20 de marzo de 2014, celebramos el Día Mundial de Síndrome de Down en las facilidades del Gimnasio de la UPR en Cayey.  Los jóvenes del Programa de Educación Especial de varias escuelas de Cayey, tuvieron la oportunidad de disfrutar...

WDSD2014 in Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad & Tobago

Today the Principal and teachers at my children's school brought awareness to the pupils by having them participate in the WDSD 2014 Lots of Socks. It was a great success. The picture shows a small portion of the children who...

Lots of Socks show support for Lily - New Zealand

Potted, striped and brightly coloured socks kept Whakarongo School pupils' minds on Down syndrome, and in support of their classmate Lily Romeril.

About 300 pupils and staff wore lots of socks after the parent of a pupil with...

World Down Syndrome Day Fashion Show at Paton Churdan Schools - USA

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day and the campaign to Rock Your Socks we held a "Socks" fashion show.  It is our commitment to celebrate our very special student, as well as, educate the world about Down Syndrome.  You can watch our...

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