Welcome to Pearl of People with Down Syndrome Foundation(PPDSF)
 
We are a nongovernmental organisation based in Tanzania, East Africa, advocating and championing for the rights and inclusion for people with down syndrome.
 

What we do

 
We are a dedicated to ensure the people living with down syndrome in Tanzania and beyond get equal opportunity and right to education, employment and considered as important members of the community without discrimination in the society by addressing some of the key challenges that include;
 
 
 
Health
 

 
Many people with Down Syndrome are frequently attacked by health problems such as heart problems, ...
 
 
 
 
 
Economic
 

 
Most people with Down Syndrome and their families are poverty stricken due to the fact they spend ...
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Education
 

 
Children with Down Syndrome do not have an equal access to education like other children. This is ...
 
 
 
 
 
Inclusion
 

 
To this day children and or people with Down syndrome are not well involved in many community ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Objectives

 
 
 
Advocacy
 

 
 
To strongly advocate for enhanced early Down syndrome diagnosis in all Health issues country wide.

 
 
 
Sensitisation
 

 
 
To sensitize on the prevalence of Down syndrome, protect social rights and promote access to social services to people with Down syndrome and their families.
 
 
 
Policy Development
 

 
 
To strongly advocate to policy development that addresses the needs of people with Down syndrome which includes education, health and social well-being.
 
 
 
 
 
Inclusion
 

 
 
To positively influence National policies and legislation for people with Down syndrome.
 
 
 
Awareness
 

 
 
To promote communication and coordination among the activities of the said organization by sharing information, experience and challenges in order to arrive at a coordinated programme for the promotion of Down syndrome awareness.
 
 
 
Welfare
 

 
 
To facilitate the establishment of recreational Centres and Respite Units for Down syndrome people and their families.