Equal education for children with Down syndrome

Spain

It is estimated that there are 34,000 people with Down syndrome in Spain, and a total of six million in the world.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    99%raised
    • PcComponentes clients 3.490€
  • Direct beneficiaries 10

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 30

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundación Down España

Budget

  • Staff 3.000€
  • Total 3.000€
3.000€

Description

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome or a part of it. Down syndrome is the main cause of intellectual disability and the most common human genetic disorder. It occurs spontaneously, without any apparent cause on which action can be taken to prevent it. It occurs in all ethnic groups, in all countries, with an incidence of one for every 600-700 conceptions in the world.

Education is a fundamental right of all people and making it effective requires guaranteeing that all children and young people have access to quality education on equal opportunities. This includes all children and young people with and without disabilities.

DOWN ESPAÑA advocates an inclusive education that recognizes the value of difference and supports all students to achieve maximum development. They bet on this necessary change in favor of inclusive education within a single education system and they work to make it effective.

Activities

Offer comprehensive support to people with Down syndrome to facilitate their education through tools to develop teaching materials adapted to the curricular level and to the reading comprehension of students with Down syndrome.

Who will benefit?

Children with Down syndrome can receive an inclusive education, having access to quality education on equal opportunities.

Project objectives

  • Facilitate the inclusion of people with Down syndrome in the education system.
  • Ensure compliance with the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Spain.
  • Ensure that all people with Down syndrome develop the life project that they themselves determine and are active citizens in their own right.

Updates & Links

DOWN ESPAÑA (website)

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