Rethinking Down Syndrome in Colombia



Help us to break down the false cultural perceptions about persons with Down Syndrome. Developing a local Public Information Campaign is the first step to reach inclusion in our community.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There are not opportunities for the around 2000 persons with Down Syndrome at the Colombian Caribbean Coast to get involved in social, laboral or educational activities because of the misconception of their potential. The goal its to reeducate our community about Down Syndrome generating a positive outlook.

How will this project solve this problem?

Beginning in the second half of 2011, we will be developing our informative campaign, with school conferences, advertising billboards, informative flyers and posters, mall stands and with art work exhibitions done by persons with Down Syndrome.

Potential Long Term Impact

Reinforcing information over the time will change attitudes of our society towards Down Syndrome. Its a hard job that will take years to be accomplished, but the future of our babies with DS in our community depends upon our present actions.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £11,581

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £11,581 .  The original project funding goal was £8,970.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia

Project Leader


Barranquilla, Atlantico Colombia

Where is this project located?

Map of Rethinking Down Syndrome in Colombia