Intellectual disability:Busting Myths in Colombia

by FUNDOWN CARIBE Vetted since 2010 Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project seeks to reach the inclusion of persons with Down syndrome and cognitive disabilities, through an awareness campaign that allows breaking down myths that exist about them in our community.

$10,000
total goal
$3,713
remaining
78
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

The existence of myth and stereotypes around persons with Down syndrome and cognitive disabilities fosters the creation of prejudices that prevent them to be considered as persons with rights and possibilities, which make difficult their inclusion in society. Through this awareness campaign, our goal is reeducate our community in order to achieve the inclusion and equal opportunities for them.

Solution

Through awareness campaigns, educational workshops in schools of the region, inclusive education seminars for teachers and conferences for families, we seek to promote inclusion and encourage a new attitude in our community that promotes respectful and equitable treatment toward person with disabilities.

Long-Term Impact

Every effort we make to knock down myths will help persons with disabilities have greater opportunities for community inclusion and that they are treated equal to other citizens and not as subjects of assistance.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundowncaribe.org
Facebook Page
Fundown Caribe Blog

Organization Information

FUNDOWN CARIBE

Location: Barranquilla, Atlantico - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.fundowncaribe.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @fundowncaribe
Project Leader:
MARTHA ROBLES
FUNDOWN CARIBE
Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

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