Down Syndrome Day Recognized by National Youth Council of Dominica

by: - March 22, 2019
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President of the National Youth Council (NYC) of Dominica , Paul Baron

President of the National Youth Council (NYC) of Dominica, Paul Baron says that ” Individuals who are living with Down Syndrome should be recognized for having value in society.” He made that statement in reference to World Down Syndrome Day which was celebrated Mar. 21, 2019 under the global theme, “Leave No one Behind.”

Baron informed DA Vibes that the NYCD continues to educate individuals on Down Syndrome under a local theme, “Seeking to Build Inclusive Communities”. He said that victims of such condition deserve to be part of the ‘working world’ and made reference to Alister Abel who is the first Down Syndrome individual who has been integrated in the working world.

Baron said that Abel was employed by Jolly’s Pharmacy and this should provide others with the confidence to also be employed.