PRESS RELEASE: OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF AFRICAN DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK

PRESS RELEASE: OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF AFRICAN DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK

PRESS RELEASE: OFFICIAL LAUNCHING OF AFRICAN DOWN SYNDROME NETWORK

A caption should read: “Together we can” – Support our campaign to strengthen the voices of Persons with Down syndrome on the African continent”

About us:

The Africa Down Syndrome Network, hereby known as ADSN was established in 2014 in Johannesburg South Africa. We, the Members of Africa Down Syndrome Network is committed to working together to inform, educate, and increase public awareness of Down syndrome while advocating for better services and opportunities that support and enhance the health, development, and education of persons with Down syndrome and their families on the continent of Africa.

What we do:

Promoting the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa, known as the Africa Disability Protocol (ADP).

Members of:

  • Down Syndrome International
  • Africa Disability Alliance
  • Africa disability Forum

MEMBERS

Botswana Down Syndrome Association (Botswana) – Chairperson Marina Ngwako

Adrikings Down Syndrome Foundation (Cameroon) – Chairperson  Antonia Bih Nde

Down Syndrome Association Mauritius (Mauritius) – Chairperson Ali Jookum

Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria (Nigeria) – President Rose Mordi

Rwanda Down Syndrome Association (Rwanda) – Executive Secretary Edwige Mugabe

Down Syndrome South Africa (South Africa) – Executive Director Ancella Ramjas

Pearl of People with Down Syndrome Tanzania (Tanzania) – Chairperson Mony Teri Pettit

Uganda Down Syndrome Association (Uganda) – Committee Member Michael Okiro Edit

Down Syndrome Foundation Zambia (Zambia) – Executive Director – Edna Musunga

Zimbabwe Down Syndrome Association – Executive Director Sibonisiwe Mazula

Acknowledgment goes out Vanessa dos Santos, President of Down Syndrome International and founding member of the Africa Down Syndrome Network

Add in members logo and information

RESOURCES:

Can add captions:

  • About Down syndrome
  • Medical
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Social

GALLERY:

Will feature events and photos

CONTACT US: Still finalizing email address

Secretariat: Africa Down Syndrome Network

Executive Committee members

Chairperson – Rose Mordi                              rosemordi@gmail.com

Vice-Chairperson – Marina Ngwako              seanokengngwako@yahoo.com

Secretary – Ancella Ramjas                           dssa.ned@icon.co.za

Treasurer – Mony Teri Pettit                           mteripettit@yahoo.co.uk

Additional Member – Vandanah Gooria          v.gooria@open.ac.mu

Additional member – Michael Okiro Emadit  udsa.org@gmail.com

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