Posted on March 21, 2015

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs organizes an ice skating festival in Villagio Mall on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

The 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day also marks the 21st anniversary of the ‘International Year of the Family’. Therefore, the World Organisation for Down Syndrome and other related organisations and associations chose the slogan ‘My Opportunities, My Choices – Enjoying Full and Equal Rights’ focusing on the role of families’ for 2015, to highlight the important role families play and their positive contribution towards people living with Down syndrome so they can enjoy full and equal rights with other people, both children and adults, and become active members of the society.

Shafallah Center aims to raise awareness on Down syndrome and the rights of those living with the condition, as well as integrating children with Down syndrome in the society by introducing various programs designed to promote their abilities and confidence as well as providing psychosocial support to people with Down syndrome and their families. The Center constantly seeks to spread awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities in all areas through educational, rehabilitative, sports, entertainment, physical, and financial programs in addition implementing community integration initiatives.