Celebrating the World Down Syndrome Day

The day will be celebrated at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) Monday March 21st, 2011 with the aim of championing their rights and entitlements.

Nairobi, Monday March 21st, 2011 The Down Syndrome Societyof Kenya in Partnership with The Ministry of Gender, The Commission on the Implementation of the New Constitution CIC, Kenya National Human Rights Commissionand the Ministry of Health will be celebrating the world Down Syndrome Day at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) Monday March 21st, 2011 with the aim of championing their rights and entitlements.

We plan to hold the event from 11.30am. The climax will be a joint press statement read by the Permanent Secretary ministry of Gender Dr. James Nyikal and the Chairman of the Commission on the Implementation of the new constitution CIC Mr. Charles Nyachae. The theme for this years celebration is Full Rights and Entitlements for Persons with Down Syndrome.

To fore run this event the Down Syndrome Society of Kenya will hold Sunday services on Sunday March 20, 2011 at International Christian Centre ICC Nairobi West along Mombasa Road, just after Nyayo Stadium roundabout. The invited guests are Wahu Kagwi, the DSSK Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Catherine Mummo who is also a commissioner from the Commission on the Implementation of the New Constitution CIC.

Our goal is to significantly improve the quality of life of persons living with Down Syndrome, to ensure that each individual is developed to his/her full potential and to help people with Down Syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible.

Down Syndrome Society of Kenya is a non-profit, non-political organization that engages in rights advocacy, research, information dissemination, education, and therapeutic intervention programs to promote the welfare of those living with Down syndrome in Kenya. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder which causes Intellectual disability

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