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21 March – World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It is our pleasure to invite you to the annual event in light of the celebration of 21 March – World Down Syndrome Day. This year we will be marking the day by presenting the results of a project
“I can be a ballerina too” and the young dancers will present what they learned from their dance and stage teachers in Skopje, Bitola and Radovish.
Please extend this invitation to your partner, family, as well as colleagues from your Embassy, Organization or Company to join our main event on the 21th March, Wednesday at 16:00 in Kinoteka.

21 March, Wednesday, Kinoteka
16:00-17:00 Opening ceremony of the World Down Syndrome Day 2018
17:00-17:30 Ballet performance “We all live in the same world”
17.30-18.30 Cocktail


In the previous years we have had many activities and use any opportunity to raise the awareness that there are people with Down syndrome in our society and they face various challenges. They deserve a life without discrimination on the basis of disability. This year the global campaign focuses on: #WhatIBringToMyCommunity in hope that these events can explain how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions throughout their lives, whether in schools, workplaces, community, public and political life, culture and sport. This year due to the “I want to be a ballerina, too” project, we will show the contribution young dancers can have to our society.
We expect that the states, cities, the societal networks and systems empower people with Down syndrome (and those supporting them) to advocate for their rights.

We hope that you will join us and support our call for action to see the benefits of empowering and enabling people with Down syndrome to make meaningful contributions in our society.
We encourage you to bring about change and disseminate this message! And we thank you for that. More on how this day is observed throughout the world on: https://worlddownsyndromeday.org

The “I can be a ballerina too” project is implemented with the support of the European Union and UNICEF through a regional project financed by the European Union and co-financed by UNICEF “Protecting children from violence and promoting the social inclusion of children with disabilities in the Western Balkans and Turkey”.
We hope you will join us, wear LOTS OF SOCKS, polish your nails in different colors or otherwise show your support for the appeals for improved quality of life of the persons with Down syndrome.

Please RSVP to: downsyndrome.mk@gmail.com

With kindest regards,
Ida Manton
Founder and Chairperson


March 21, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Down Syndrome Center Macedonia


Kinoteka na Makedonija
Skopje, 1000 Macedonia + Google Map