World Down Syndrome Day Events by Jinendhi Resource Centre For Down Syndrome


Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:45 PM


Visit to Down Syndrome Accociation USA

21 st March is World Down Syndrome Day. Jinendhi Resource Centre for Down Syndrome implements the following programs to mark this special day of Children With Down Syndrome and their families.

  1. Seminars for public (Specially for the youth ) - To build a caring community for Children with Down Syndrome.
    • What is Down Syndrome?
    • Scientific and Medical aspects of the children with special needs.
    • Identify their abilities
    • Family Counselling & assisting

  2. Donation of Hearing Aids to children with special needs.Age between 5 to 18.
    This is in collaboration with Rotary Club of Kandy.

  3. Donation - Financial Assistance to Blue Rose -Rs.25000/=. Jinendhi is handing over the gift to the principal and for the students.

  4. Counselling program for parents.

  5. Tree planting campaign Down Syndrome children with normal school children.

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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome. Many of these events are recorded on the official World Down Syndrome Day website.

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, being universally present across racial, gender or socio-economic lines, and affecting approximately 1 in 800 live births, although there is considerable variation worldwide. Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues.