In celebration of World Down's Syndrome Day, Rotaract Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan is organising a fun day for children on March 25th at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.
It's sad to say that, unfortunately, people - and especially children - with Down's Syndrome do not enjoy an easy life in most Arab countries. Whether it’s people’s insensitivity when dealing with people who havethe syndrome, or their ignorance about it, it remains that more help and assistance in that regard will always be needed and appreciated.
There is hope, however. The Rotaract Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan has been raising awareness about Down's Syndrome in the country since 2009. The club focuses on raising public education as well as acceptance of the syndrome in Egypt. The Rotaract Club attempts to do that through organising events for children with Down's Syndrome as well as their families.
On the 25th of this month, the Rotaract Club is organising its Annual World Down's Syndrome Day Celebration at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Abu Kir Campus. The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the syndrome while providing skills and information to the children and their families in order to cope with the syndrome and its effect on their lives.
Four hundred children, along with their families and friends, are expected to attend this full-day event to enjoy entertaining and informative activities at the campus. The event includes two segments that will be taking place simultaneously, where one is for the children and the other one for their parents. The children will be separated into teams and will be playing together games that revolve around their special needs. In the meantime, parents and friends will be attending sessions given by special educators as well as healthcare professionals.
Thank you, members of the Rotaract Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan and volunteers, for organising and coordinating such an event that will hopefully mark the beginning of many similar events to come.