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Welcome to Pearl of People with Down Syndrome Foundation(PPDSF)
 

Motto

 
VOICE OF/FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED
 

About Us

 
 
 

 
PEARL OF PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION (PPDSF) was established on 24th February, 2017 as a Non-Governmental Organization with Reg No.00NGO/0009063.

(Prior to this time it existed from 2011 under the name Penny Aika Down Syndrome Foundation). PPDSF is a representative organization of Down Syndrome persons in Tanzania Mainland.
 

Vision & Mission

 
 

Vision Statement

 
We envision an inclusive society where people with Down Syndrome are treated in such a way that their basic human rights and needs are sustained to improve their livelihood.
 
 
 

Mission Statement

 
The organization is committed to enhance high quality social related services to people with Down syndrome though various coordinated approaches and engagement of different stakeholders. These include Government, Private sector, Civil society organizations and Development partners.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
In Summary, we wish to be a VOICE for the three (3) thematic areas specific to Down Syndrome people;

  • Their Basic Human Rights. Right to live like other people as some are hidden or perhaps killed, especially in the villages.
  • Their rights as Women, Men, Youth and Children who are Down Syndrome.
  • Rights in access to Education, Vocational & Life-Skills, Health, Social Welfare and Economic Empowerment.