Your Stories

Welcome to our YOUR STORIES section! This is where we ask you to tell us about your WDSD events and activities AFTER they have taken place. This may be a written story, a press release or similar.  






Following moderation, your event will appear on this page, the WDSD website homepage and we will post it on Facebook and Twitter.

By sharing your stories with us, we hope that this will encourage more discussion and interest in WDSD after 21 March and will inspire others to organise similar events and celebrate WDSD next year.  


We hosted a dinner dance in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, at Celebration Club Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri - Mumbai. This event was attended by more than 300 guests. The event was opened by releasing colorful balloons and...

Liberia Celebrates WDSD 2015 - Liberia

Down Syndrome International 10th WDSD, based on the theme "‘My Opportunities, My Choices’ – Enjoying Full and Equal Rights and the Role of Families;" 4th WDSD Conference held at UN Headquarters, New York, Friday, March 20, 2015; and  My...

Down Syndrome Association Amathole celebrates in style - South Africa

WDSD 2015 was celebrated in various ways throughout the month of March in East London (South Africa).  During the month of March the branch managed to hold the following activities to create awareness around World Down Syndrome Day. ...

World Down Syndrome Day Awareness Walk - Pakistan

We are a group of parents, teachers and supporters of Down syndrome and have been running a Facebook page for 3 years.

Synaptics Supports World Down Syndrome Day - USA

As the leader in Human Interface technology, Synaptics ( also has a passion for interfacing with humanity in the good old fashioned way. We have a passion to make a difference in...

MENTAID, India, celebrates DS Day 2015 - India
MENTAID youth rock

MENTAID celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

More than 100 people gathered to witness a remarkable variety show put up by MENTAID to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March 2015, at...

National and World Down Syndrome Day - Jordan

The Jasmine Society celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (3/21/2015), which coincides with Jordan’s own National Down Syndrome Day, by hosting 2 conferences in addition to putting together a video for DSi. On 3/21 itself - which was also...

WDSD at St. Joseph School - Canada


March 21, 2015 - 10th Anniversary

On Friday, March 20th, St. Joseph Catholic School in Spruce Grove, Alberta celebrated World Down Syndrome Day! Our school participated in the Lots of Socks...

ISDI Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2015 "My Opportunities, My Choices." - Indonesia
ISDI, Indonesia

We celebrated World Down Syndrome Day In Jakarta, Indonesia with a program of collaboration and inclusion in the performing arts at a Dance Prix Festival for dancers. It was the first time dancers with disabilities were accepted and...

On the occasion of the World Down Syndrome Day - Mexico

On the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day, Dominican Republic First Lady Candida Montilla de Medina has invited Prof. Sylvia García - Escamilla, Founder and President of John Langdon Down Foundation, gave a talk on " Down syndrome and...

My Opportunities, My Choices Festival - Albania
Our kids and volunteers at the games and sports area on the WDSD activity

Sports, Arts, Concert, Cafeteria, Storytelling and more, were all various opportunities that our kids from various cities of Albania could choose during the WDSD 2015 festival in Tirana. A special area was, of course, dedicated to our...

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated with Iranian New Year - USA
Nowruz celebration on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 is the Vernal Equinox and beginning of spring, the day Iranians and many neighboring cultures have been celebrating as Nowruz, literally, a 'New Day' and the start of the Iranian (Persian) New Year. This year, the Iranian...

This is Elijah & World Down Syndrome Day - United Kingdom

This is Elijah; Our World Down Syndrome Day story.

A combination of events and people has resulted in us raising a massive £2623.07 including Gift Aid split between Down Syndrome International and Down Syndrome Association. I am...

More Alike Than Different Video - USA

To celebrate and spread awareness, siblings Lauren and Paul Costabile produced a short video called “More Alike Than Different " for World Down Syndrome Day 2015. In it, they asked kids with Down syndrome, as well as typically...

Awareness Sminar on World Downs Syndrome Day - Pakistan
Students with Down syndrome performing for the audiance

Rising Sun Institute organized an awareness seminar on World Down Syndrome Day. Activities of daily living skills and speech problems in children with Down syndrome were discussed with the parents while students with Down syndrome...

WDSD - Live Vice Neutral Style, New York - USA

We at Live Vice Neutral believe in helping anyway we can. Call it fate or good timing, but our 1st ever Dart Tournament was on the same day as World Down Syndrome Day!  It was such a wonderful day to celebrate and with many other people...

Lots of Socks Campaign - Albania
Lots of socks campaign 2015 in Albania

Everyone loved Lots of Socks campaign in Albania! 800 pairs were sold or given out so we could raise awareness about World Down Syndrome Day. Many pinned a sock on their shirt or jacket the week ahead of WDSD and many others wore their...

World Down Syndrome Day-2015 has been observed - Bangladesh

AMDA Bangladesh, Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and Cardiff International School Dhaka have jointly observed World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, 2015

The 10th World Down Syndrome Day has...

FESTIVAL 3-21 2015 - Ecuador

El Festival buscó integrar a la mayor parte de familias en cuyo seno se cobija a un niño, niña, joven y/o  adulto con el síndrome, mediante la ejecución de eventos musicales, artísticos y recreativos, creando así por medio del evento...

Sharing Articles Via Social Media to Observe the Day - Syria
Sharing Articles Via Social Media to Observe the Day

Some articles written by Ghassan Shahrour and other professionals shared by social media

Let’s Empower Their Families,   ...

Observance of World Down Syndrom Day in Lattakia - Syria
Observance of World Down Syndrom Day in Lattakia , Syria

Persons with Down Syndrom, their families, volunteers and the public observing the day in Lattakia , Syria 

WDSD - South Korea

On March 20, 2015. A special event to celebrate "World Down Syndrome Day" occurred at the 'wide lounge' inside the Seoul City Hall. This event started with a Korea traditional folk art by students of Korea Down Syndrome Center, greeting...

WDSD Events Hiba Centre for Down Syndrome - Iraq

The Down Syndrome Association of Iraq celebrated WDSD on the 21 March. They managed to collect cash donations which they were able to hand over to 16 orphans with Down syndrome. Other activities included dancing and signing, selling...

Actividad 3-21 Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey - Puerto Rico
Actividad 3-21 UPR Cayey - Dedicada a Dalila Zapata

El 19 de marzo de 2015, celebramos el Día Mundial de Síndrome de Down en el Parque de Verdes Sombras de la UPR-Cayey.  La actividad fue dedicada a la joven Dalila Zapata, primera modelo puertorriqueña con Síndrome de Down en participar...

World Down Syndrome Day Walkathon at The Dubai Mall - UAE

Under the patronage of H.H Mansour bin Mohammed and with the participation of thousands under the slogan "My opportunities… My choices"

Disability's Committee Leaders witnessed The World Down...

Cherish the love - Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 March 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).

In order to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2015 Cantonal Public Health Institute of Zenica supported campaign wear LOTS OF SOCKS by donating colorful...

WDSD Awareness Promotion on National TV (TV AlHijrah) - Malaysia
The hosts of the show with representatives of Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre

On Saturday, 14th March 2015, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre (KDSF NC) was invited to a talk show on TV AlHijrah Malaysia to promote and discuss World Down Syndrome Day 2015 celebration. KDSF NC was represented by Miss...

Good to be Different - United Kingdom
Good to be Different Song

Good to be Different – sing it loud and proud!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). Down Syndrome International (DSi) are making sure that each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and...

Lots of socks campaign goes viral in Albania - Albania

On 21st of March 2014 Down Syndrome Albania Foundation (DSA) joined the World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) Lots of Socks campaign. The socks we were purchased from Down Syndrome International (DSi), instead of selling we gifted them to...

Down Syndrome Albania Foundation WDSD Activities - Albania
signing memorandums of understanding

On 21st of March Down Syndrome Albania Foundation (DSA) signed memorandums of understanding in the presence of Minister of Health, Mr. Ilir Beqaj, with the main public maternity hospitals in Tirana (Albania) on a bilateral collaboration...

WDSD Awareness - Uganda
Children with D/S posing on WDSD event

The Uganda Down Syndrome Association  marked  WDSD  2014 by organizing media campaign activity which was telecast  on national TV for the first time to crate awareness in the Country.

We thank  the organizers of  WDSD , ...

Liberia Celebrates WDSD 2014 - Liberia

21 March 2014 marked the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This was the second for Liberia and My Heart's Appeal, Inc. (MHA) was honored to be representing, The Republic of Liberia.

The activities for the day...

World Down Syndrome Day-2014 has been observed for the first time in Bangladesh - Bangladesh
WDSD Events in Bangladesh

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital, Robi Axiata Limited and AMDA Bangladesh have jointly observed World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, 2014

Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and AMDA Bangladesh have taken...

WDSD Celebrations - Malaysia

In conjunction with the 9th Anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, which falls on 21 March 2014, Kiwanis Club of Johor Bahru, Malaysia organized a BUDDY WALK on 22/3/2014 (Saturday) Over 600 thronged Hutan Bandar Park for a “Buddy Walk...


ICM on "Helping children with Down  Syndrome to Success " was jointly organized by Rotary Club of Mount Everest RCME and Down Syndrome Association of Nepal DSAN on 21st March on World Down Syndrome Day an evening with...

Felicitation of Pranay Burde, the 2014 WDSD award winner - India
Parivaar- National Confederation of Parents Organizations felicitated Pranay Burde on winning the 2014 WDSD Award

Parivaar- National Confederation of Parents Organizations (NCPO) and Parivaar Sahyadri, the Apex Council of Parents of Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (PwIDDs) in Maharashtra felicitated Pranay Burde on his...

WDSD Awareness Walk - Nepal

"Down Syndrome awareness walk " organized on 21st March in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day by Down Syndrome Association of Nepal DSAN starting at focal point Maitighar Mandala to raise...

World Down Syndrome Day -Film "The Peruvian Challnge" - Canada
Film Maker/Present and  MC

On World Down Syndrome Day...Here in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada, We brought in Jean Francois Martin from Quebec and his beautiful film "The Peruvian Challenge".

Imagine a dream where the impossible was achieved. Six adults...

Successful WDSD concert is now behind us - Slovenia

The big charity concert we planned for World Down Syndrome Day 2014 (we had announced it here.) was a big success. It was titled Let’s Step...

e.motion21 - Everyone loves to dance! - Australia
e.motion21 Beat Fit performance

It was a dark March Melbourne morning when e.motion21 staff and volunteers began unloading the equipment to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  In only a few hours, Federation Square’s iconic stage would be transformed to showcase the...

Photo Exhibition - Macedonia

We had 4 famous photographers taking photos of 8 persons with Down syndrome at different ages (from 1 to 37), living in Skopje and Bitola. We had 21 photos and those were exhibited in the Film Archives and Projection Hall (Kinoteka na...

South Korea WDSD video - South Korea

To view South Korea celebrations during WDSD 2014, view our Youtube video:

Dzień Kolorowej Skarpetki - Wear Lots of Socks - Poland

Wear Lots of Socks in Poland.

To see how we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day and Lots of Socks please have a look at our youtube video.

WDSD 2014 - India

On 21st March a grand gala event to celebrate the WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY was held at COIMBATORE. The event was organized by KAUMARAM PRASANTHI ACADEMY, CHINNAVEDAMPATTI, COIMBATORE.

The morning saw an interactive session of 50...

Os Cavalos, a vida e uma história repleta de conquistas
Claudio Aleoni Arruda

21 de março de 2014

Claudio Arruda estreia no adestramento e dá mais um passo rumo ao sonho olímpico

Quem não conhece Claudio Aleoni Arruda? Claudio, 28, por onde passa faz amizade, é figura notória...

Why We Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day
Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st, 2014 on World Down Syndrome Day we are celebrating our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family members …… all that were born with Down syndrome. We are celebrating who they are, each and everyone...

Parents of Downs Syndrome, Mira Road, Mumbai - India
Pranay Burde

Parents of Downs Syndrome, Mira Road, Mumbai Center felicitated Pranay Burde, the recipient of 2014 World Downs Syndrome Day Award on 30th March 2014 as a part of celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Mr.Angela Stanley, incharge of...

Wearing Lots of Socks - Georgia
21th of March ! Unity We Are The One

Unity We Are The One hosted the event Wearing Lots of Socks in celebration of WDSD in the capital of Georgia/ Tbilisi. 

This event was sponsored by famous Georgian footballer George Nemsadze and his wife...

WDSD at Calicut, Kerala State - India
Dance recital by sisters with DS

A state level inauguration of the WDSD was organized on 21/3 at 4.30 PM, at Calicut. Chairman of State Minorities Commission was the Chief Guest. It was followed by entertainment programmes by children with Down syndrome. There were...





El domingo 23 de Marzo, se realizó en los patios del colegio, un festival inclusivo en homenaje a los niños con Síndrome...