We need to raise £30,000 in 2020 to continue the great work we do and we massively appreciate any donations or fundraising you are prepared to do.

Simply click on the Donate button for a one-off or recurring donation or the Fundraising button to set up a fundraising page which you can share with your contacts:

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You can also make a one-off donation (from the UK only) via text message:

Text GlobalSupport 20 to 70085 (UK only)

Or you can donate in others ways via the details at the end of this page.


Why do we need your support?

We need your help to continue our work improving the lives of people with Down syndrome around the world.

Every year our training and project work enables organisations worldwide to advocate for and support people with Down syndrome and their families.

We work hard to ensure every bit of money we receive goes towards improving the lives of people with Down syndrome.

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Here are some examples of our work:


Turkey self-advocacy


We trained a group of self-advocacy facilitators from Down Turkey and over 10 months supported them to establish and run a self-advocacy group for people with Down syndrome.

Self-advocates from the group have spoken at the UN in New York and the Turkish Parliament and have been interviewed on Turkish CNN.

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Bangladesh self-advocacy

In November 2019 we visited Bangladesh for the second training workshop of our project supporting the Down Syndrome Society of Bangladesh to start their first self-advocacy group.

The group has made a lot of progress since it started shortly after our first visit in June. As of November, it had 13 members with Down syndrome, having regular meetings to discuss human rights issues and beginning to engage in advocacy work, including speaking to government officials during Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

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Rwanda new organisation

We supported the establishment of the Rwanda Down Syndrome Organisation, the first organisation of its kind in Rwanda.

We are continuing to provide the organisation with financial support, training and mentoring to help it grow and support more people with Down syndrome and their families in Rwanda.

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How do we spend money raised?

£8...   ...will pay for a week of regular emotional support and training for a parent of a child with Down syndrome in a developing country.
£14...  ...will pay for DSi staff to provide on demand expert advice to a Down syndrome organisation in a developing country for an hour.
£28...  ...will pay for DSi staff to provide on demand expert advice to 2 Down syndrome organisations in a developing country for an hour.
£46...  ...will pay for a person with Down syndrome to take part in self-advocacy group meetings in a developing country for a month.
£81...  ...will pay for a 3-day training on early development for a parent of a child with Down syndrome in a developing country.
£140...  ...will pay for DSi staff to provide on demand expert advice to a Down syndrome organisation in a developing country for 10 hours.
£388...  ...will pay for a 4-day training for a self-advocacy group facilitator in a developing country.
£672...  ...will pay for a day of training on early development for 25 parents of children with Down syndrome in a developing country.

If you would like to make a donation to this campaign, this can be done in the following ways:

Online

Donating online (via credit or debit card) is an easy and fast way to get a donation to us. To do this please choose an amount and click on the red "Donate" button.

Post

Cheques should be made payable to "Down Syndrome International" and posted to:

Down Syndrome International
7-9 Chapel Street
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 1HR
United Kingdom

Phone/email

You can call us on +44 (0)1395 493108 or email us [email protected] and we can arrange a payment by credit card, debit card or electronic transfer.


To assist our team, if you are paying in any way other than online, please state that you want your funds to go to our Global Support campaign, thank you!