Our Work

 
 
 

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
 

Health Challenges

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

Economic Challenges

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

Educational Challenges

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

Inclusion Challenges

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

SUCCESS STORY

 
 
 
 
2019 - A YEAR OF ENGAGEMENT WITH THE TANZANIA’S MINISTRY OF HEALTH
 
The journey started in January 2019, by doing advocacy to various Government Ministries. One of which was the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children [MoHCDGEC] who we have a Memorandum of Understanding between us.

In October our efforts were joined by the DS Self Advocate from Uganda who together with the Tanzania’s Self Advocate, and parents visited several Government Ministries to explain more about the need for the Government to address the human rights needs of Down syndrome persons.




 
 
 
 
Then a Breakthrough! The MoHCDGEC through the Deputy Prime Minister, directed the Research Institution [National Institute for Medical Research - NIMR] to team up with PPDSF to conduct research on Situational Analysis of Down Syndrome Persons in Tanzania Mainland.

Our future plan is to also sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology [MoEST] to enable Down Syndrome people’s access Post Primary Education

 
 
 
 
 

Some of Our videos

 
 

Advocating for Inclusion for People with Down Syndrome

 
Advocating for rights of People with Down Syndrome Tanzania
 
 
 

World Down Syndrome Day 2018 - TANZANIA

 
World Down Syndrome Day 2017 - TANZANIA
 
 
 

Understanding Down Syndrome: We are Differently Abled

 
Understanding Down Syndrome