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

March 21st, 2017, was the 12th world Down syndrome day with the theme: my voice, my community. We understand that there is need to continuously raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and community.

On the 30th of March 2017, we had an experiential and interactive seminar in Ibadan, the biggest city in West Africa, to educate parents about Down syndrome and dispel myths they may have about people living with the condition.

Here are some pictures from the event:

 

Dance presentation by persons with Down syndrome

A Happy Parent and Son (living with Down syndrome)

 

Dr. Tokunbo Jarrett. Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, University College Hospital.

Cross Section of the Audience

Q&A Session

Dance, Dance, Dance

Bonding Session

Mr Toye Arulogun – Commissioner for Information,Culture and Tourism, Oyo State.

Mrs Temitope Alonge, a parent.

Q&A Session

The was was indeed a productive one and we say thank you to everyone who took part one way or the other.

List of Dignitaries that attended:

  • Professor Adeniyi Olowofela  – Commissioner for Education, Oyo State
  • Mr Toye Arulogun – Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Oyo State
  • Muda Ganiyu- Commissioner for Special Duties Oyo State
  • Akande- Representative of the Commissioner of Women Affairs Oyo State
  • Bisi Akin-Alabi – Special Assistant on Education Oyo State
  • Tokunbo Jarrett. Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • Ademola Are – MD Kankafo Inn, Ibadan
  • Femi Sowoolu and the Jamz Crew
  • Mrs Temitope Alonge.- Abishai Vocational Centre

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