Colombian Down Syndrome Awareness Campaign

 
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Feb 28, 2011

AWARENESS IS MOST IMPORTANT

Posters for teachers
Posters for teachers

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"I didn´t know that people with Down syndrome could learn to read" 6th grade student


"I wish I had this information last year when I had my first student with Down syndrome in my classroom" teacher


Phrases like these, heard during the work done in public and private schools in Barranquilla, Colombia, reinforces in us the idea that long-awaited inclusion for people with Down Syndrome in our society is not possible due to the lack of information and ignorance prevalent in our community about this genetic condition.

 
Being next to finish the loop of our first public awareness campaign that started during the second half of 2010, in FUNDOWN CARIBE we are very pleased to have fulfilled our goal of drawing the attention of all persons who in one way or another where part of our campaign: 15,000 people who took the flyers in the 100 taxis in the city, an unidentified number of bystanders who watched and read the billboards, the 1000 people who received our bracelets in the shopping malls, the 100 pediatricians and 300 students schools visited.


Only information and knowledge about Down syndrome will make people change their attitude and offer them an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities, we know that it is not easy but we pretend to influence this change for the benefit of a better future for children and young people with Down Syndrome in our community. That´s why we´re preparing to introduce the second phase of this campaign called "Rethinking Down Syndrome."

 
We need your continued support to ensure that in Colombia there will be true inclusion in all areas of our society: social, education, family and work, the first step is information.


Remember, YOU did the difference ....

Thank you very much!
                                                                                                                                                           

“Yo no sabía que las personas con Síndrome de Down podían aprender a leer”: estudiante de 6to grado

“Ojalá hubiera tenido esta información el año pasado cuando tuve mi primer alumno con Síndrome de Down en mi salón”: docente

Frases como estas, escuchadas durante las actividades que realizamos en los colegios públicos y privados de Barranquilla, Colombia, refuerzan la idea que la tan anhelada inclusión para las personas con Síndrome de Down en nuestra sociedad no es posible debido a la falta de información y desconocimiento que hay en nuestra comunidad sobre esta condición genética.

Próximos a cerrar el ciclo de esta primera campaña de sensibilización que iniciamos el segundo semestre de 2010 en FUNDOWN CARIBE nos encontramos muy complacidos pues cumplimos nuestro objetivo de llamar la atención de todas las personas que de una forma u otra participaron de nuestra campaña: 15.000 personas que tomaron los volantes informativos de alguno de los 100 taxis de la ciudad, un número no cuantificado de transeúntes que vieron y leyeron las vallas publicitarias, las 1000 personas que recibieron nuestras manillas en los centros comerciales, los 100 médicos pediatras y los 300 estudiantes de los colegios visitados.

Sólo la información y el conocimiento sobre el Síndrome de Down harán que las personas cambien su actitud y les brinden una oportunidad para demostrar sus capacidades, sabemos que no es fácil pero pretendemos incidir en este cambio en beneficio de lograr un mejor futuro para los niños y jóvenes con Síndrome de Down de nuestra comunidad. Es así cómo nos estamos preparando para presentar la segunda fase de esta campaña denominada “Repensando el Síndrome de Down”.

Necesitamos seguir contando con su apoyo para lograr que en Colombia exista la verdadera inclusión en todos los ámbitos de nuestra sociedad: social, educativa, familiar y laboral, el primer paso es la información.

Recuerda: TU hicistes la diferencia….

Muchas gracias!

Daniela plays soccer
Daniela plays soccer
Humberto plays the drums
Humberto plays the drums

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Organization

FUNDOWN CARIBE

Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
http://www.fundowncaribe.org

Project Leader

MARTHA ROBLES

FUNDOWN CARIBE
Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

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Map of Colombian Down Syndrome Awareness Campaign