Rethinking Down Syndrome in Colombia

Jan 9, 2012



 “Cause being different makes us equal”

 It’s true that our campaign “Rethinking Down Syndrome in Colombia” keeps reaching more and more new places, not only in our Caribbean Region but in the whole world. Through the message our flyers give, we constantly invite people to change their perspective towards people with Down syndrome, making others understand them as equals, with same rights and duties.

2011’s last trimester was a period of great activity for FUNDOWN CARIBE, we executed awareness activities with 200 students in the city of Barranquilla and the town of Puerto Colombia. 250 teachers were benefited from our conferences and we had the opportunity to share, as well, with more than 150 parents of people with Down syndrome, in the scheduled workshops.

-Do you like to work and be useful? Me too. That makes us equal.

-We both go to the same school, that makes us equal.

 These are some of the messages we’ve been carrying around the city with the help of publicitary advertisements, encouraging the rights of people with DS, which should be respected every day.  Little by little we are closer to achieve one of our main goals, making new opportunities possible to them in an inclusive environment.

On behalf of FUNDOWN CARIBE’s team we want to thank you for supporting us during 2011, by getting us one step closer to our goal. We’ve gathered the 50% of the campaign value, but still there’s so much left to do. We invite you to keep going with this cause throughout 2012.

Visit our Facebook page if you want to see more photos of the activities we’ve made.

 One makes the difference!


“Porque se diferentes nos hace iguales “

Sí, nuestra campaña “Repensando el síndrome de Down en Colombia “continúa llegando a más rincones, no solo de nuestra  Región Caribe sino del mundo entero, con el mensaje en los volantes que distribuimos continuamente y que invitan a cambiar la perspectiva desde la cual vemos a las personas con síndrome de Down y a entender que son iguales a cualquier otra persona con sus derechos y deberes.

El último trimestre del 2011 fue un periodo de mucha actividad  para FUNDOWN CARIBE,  llegamos con  actividades de sensibilización a 200 estudiantes en la ciudad de Barranquilla y el municipio de Puerto Colombia,  alrededor de 250 educadores se beneficiaron de nuestras conferencias  y pudimos compartir con más de 150 padres de familia de personas con síndrome de Down en las jornadas de orientación programadas.

-Te gusta trabajar y ser útil, a mi también. Eso nos hace iguales.

- Tú y yo vamos al mismo colegio, eso nos hace iguales.

 Estos son algunos de los mensajes que  estamos llevando por la ciudad con lamas publicitarios con los cuales promovemos los derechos de las personas con síndrome de Down que deben ser respetados en el día a día .Poco a poco nos estamos acercando  a una de nuestras principales metas . crear muevas oportunidades para ellos en un entorno inclusivo.

Muchas Gracias! En nombre de todo el equipo de FUNDOWN CARIBE por apoyarnos durante el 2011 . Cada vez estamos más cerca de nuestra meta, hemos recaudado el 50%  del valor de esta campaña y aún nos queda mucho por hacer. Te invitamos a seguir acompañándonos en esta causa durante el 2012.

 Visita nuestra página de facebook si quieres ver más fotos de las actividades que hemos realizado.


La diferencia la hace uno! 

Daniel at the Education Right display
Daniel at the Education Right display
Margie- Work right  display
Margie- Work right display
Families workshop
Families workshop
mothers early stimulation training sesion
mothers early stimulation training sesion
Teachers conference
Teachers conference



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Location: Barranquilla, Atlantico - Colombia
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Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

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