The theme for this year’s World Down Syndrome Day set by Down Syndrome International is My Friends My Community. Down Syndrome International encourages friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down Syndrome and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
The Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation Centres all had different activities to celebrate the World Down Syndrome Day. The KDSF- Seremban Centre specially arranged a visit to the Aquaria KLCC and Chocolate Museum @ Kota Damansara. Children with Down Syndrome should have the opportunity to experience The students had a wonderful experience and spent an enjoyable day with their family members.
“Fun in the Park” was the theme for the KDSF-National Centre’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration this year. More than 140 individuals with Down Syndrome with their family members attended the event. This included the students from the KDSF-National Centre, past graduates, and any individual with Down Syndrome. They all came with their family and friends to have Fun at the Perdana Botanical Garden.This year KDSF-National Centre celebrated the World Down Syndrome Day on Sunday 20th March 2016 instead of 21st March as we wanted more to celebrate the event with us. In total we had more than 700 people at the event.
The students of the National Centre put up 2 performances, The Music Man and Limbo Rock. The crowd and staff from the OCBC Bank, who was the main sponsor of the event later join the students to do the Limbo Rock together.
A variety of activities were planned for all that were present. These included Art in the Park organized by the Parents Support Group and many artists were discovered on that day. Many children had a fun time jumping and climbing in the 3-in-1 inflatable, while some had their face painted or tried their skills at the carnival games. The Parents Support Group also prepared a lot of food for sale on that day. Some parents brought their own food and had a picnic with their family members.
The day ended with a skit and magic show by Cha Cha the Clown which got not only the children laughing in stitches but also all the adults. The event officially ended at 12.00 noon.
*More updates on JB Centre World Down Day Celebration to come!