Dominica Recognizes World Down Syndrome Day

wdsd_logo21st March 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed worldwide.

Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

With the theme “do not look at my disability, give me an opportunity, a few gathered at the Pebbles Park today to commemorate this event.

Miss Lesslassa Armour Shillingford, addressed the students at the park focusing on two main words in her platform holistic education “for all”

The upbringing of children with Down syndrome can help them to have normal lives in society, boost of self-esteem and achieve equal gain in the corporate world said Ms. Shillingford.

She read an article written by a child with Down syndrome.

Primary School Students at Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day

Primary School Students at Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day

Mrs. Beverly Nichols spoke of her experiences after she bore a child with Down syndrome.

The hope for her child having a normal life was not very high but she said she never gave up on her son.

Mrs. Nicholas spoke of the challenges her son was faced with when he attended school, this is what she had to say.

Now she said her son is attending college in the United States, he is a great athlete and is aspiring to be a road engineer.

Nurse Elizee encouraged the students at the park to socialize with the children who suffer from Down syndrome. 

© 2012 SAT Telecommunications Ltd.

Scroll to top