Down Syndrome Association (DSA) Mauritius

Down Syndrome Association (DSA) Mauritius

Down Syndrome Association (DSA) Mauritius

The Down Syndrome Association (DSA) Mauritius is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with Down syndrome (DS) and advocating for the rights of people with DS to be cherished and embraced as key contributors to the socio-economic development of the society. DSA is affiliated with Down Syndrome International (DSi) and represents a member of the Federation of People with Disabilities Organisation (DPO). Founded in April 2012, we represents the leading national Down syndrome association to support, advice, friendship, advocacy and information.

Our Vision: To create meaningful strides towards fostering inclusion and personal development of people with Down syndrome and be the leading human rights organisation for all individuals with Down syndrome

Our Mission: To serve people with Down syndrome by providing information, advocacy and social support programs delivered in partnership in all aspects of their lives

Our Objective is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, education and information

Our Golden Values/Rules:

  • Respect: Show respects, dignity, justice and regards for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families
  • Equality: Combat discrimination and promotes the active inclusion and full participation of children and adults with Down syndrome in the society in line with the human right to disability issues and SDG4 goals. Promote equal access to health services.
  • Socialisation: promote decent living conditions to people with Down syndrome and ensure that they enjoy all benefits and participate in community/social-based services
  • Collaboration & Unity: partner and foster a network with professionals, parents, researchers, international bodies, government and non-governmental bodies in the movement of Down syndrome community
  • Accountability: Ensure the highest standard of accountability to our well-wishers, volunteers, humble investors and advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome to be valued
  • Awareness: Raise awareness about the potential and ability of people with Down syndrome
  • Integrity: Encourage the children and adults with Down syndrome to be independent, honest and be active creators in their day-to-day lives

Contact:  Ali Jookhun OSK, Commonwealth’s 83rd Points of Light Award from Her Majesty the

Queen, Disability Right and Awareness Campaigner since 1993, Founder of DSA Mauritius

Tel: (230) 57574330 Email address: chili0786@yahoo.com

Mrs Vandanah Gooria, Executive Member DSA,  Member of ADSN, Committee

Member of ADSN

Tel: (230) 57507162 Email address:  gooriavandanah@gmail.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ulinkmauritius/

Tel: (230) 57507162 Email address:  gooriavandanah@gmail.com