DSIEF were proud to be able to help Inclusive Education South Africa in producing their first leaflet specifically on including a child with Down Syndrome in mainstream schools. Inclusive Education South Africa’s Caroline Taylor adds that: “This little handout was developed to assist teachers for whom it may be a new experience to include a child with Down […]
Arna Madurasinghe (9), a graduate of DSIEF’s Early Impact programme at Noah’s Ark Preschool and currently in Grade 3 at Herzlia Constantia Primary, became the first girl with Down syndrome to compete in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in the Western Cape. Arna scored an average of 8.075 overall. While achieving lower scores in the apparatus routines […]
Our annual picnic to celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day was this year organised by Marilise and Berdien from our ‘Northern Suburbs families’ group; and took place at the dramatic Taal Monument in Paarl on a glorious hot day. Thanks to all who were able to come along for a great get together! […]
Entrants in the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour DSIEF Charity Group were left disappointed at the start line, following the last minute decision by organisers to cancel the event due to dangerously high winds. http://ewn.co.za/2017/03/13/ct-cycle-tour-blown-away We are grateful for the understanding shown by our riders who accepted that safety must come first. We hope to see you […]
So proud of the children in our pre primary Early Impact programmes, and all the wonderful staff, peers and supporters in the school community. Showing their support for Down Syndrome Awareness day in our t-shirts. This is the first year we can celebrate TWO partner schools: Noah’s Ark in Cape Town and Kinder Ark in Paarl.