JOURNEY TO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
August 7, 2017
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The Essence Award ’17

Solomon (Member and Staff, DSFN) and Mr Muyiwa Majekodunmi (Vice President, DSFN)

Solomon (Member and Staff, DSFN) and Mr Muyiwa Majekodunmi (Vice President, DSFN)

The Essence Award ’17, which is also a fund raising event for worthy societal causes and charity organizations, recognized the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria (DSFN) for her drive and work in bridging the gap between people with Down Syndrome and the rest of the society, and we got “The Charity of the year” for the Essence award 2017. It is a special honor to us, and we say a big thank you to the organizers of this great award.

Solomon Omere, a member and staff of DSFN was also awarded at The Essence Award’ 17, for his multiplicity of talent. Through the Down Syndrome Foundation, the support of his parents and siblings, he has been able to achieve quite a feat, despite his having down syndrome.

He has excelled in way many prestigious activities:

  • In the season VI of the bright and rewarding future quiz competition organized for special schools category, organized by the Ministry of Education, Solomon took second position.
  • He won a silver medal at the Special Olympics at Los Angeles 2015
  • He won the best Art student of the year 2015
  • Quite recently, he acted a drama series (Super story) with Wale Adenuga titled “Godwin”
Solomon and his brother

Solomon and his brother

At Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, we work on bridging the gap between people with Down syndrome and the rest of the society through a support system that seeks to integrate them fully into the community in which they live. We do not achieve this alone but also through the support we get, so we also say thank you to all who have made this possible.