• Kapurdhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 01 - 4021761 / 9851092250
  • down.s.society@gmail.com
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WE ARE MORE ALIKE THEN DIFFERENT

 

Who We Are ?

The Down Syndrome Society, Nepal (DSSN) is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nepal government and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council. We are among a very few institutions in the country dedicated exclusively to addressing issues related to down syndrome, aspiring to lead the people with down syndrome towards an independent and prosperous future in Nepal. In recent years due to the lack of any required additional support for people and their families with other intellectual disabilities, we have started to expand our services to them as well.

What We Do ?

We have been working with people with down syndrome, and their loved ones since 2010.At present, we are coordinating with more than 250 families through a network of groups spread across Nepal, focusing in developing the support structure and providing necessary educational, informational, physical and health assistance to them whenever required.

Our primary focus, in the current changing social context of Nepal, is active lobbying for the proper implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-CRPD) in Nepal, which has already been ratified by Nepal in 2008. Even though Nepal had ratified the document a long time ago, there has been little to no effect of the document in terms of support for people with intellectual disabilities. We have actively started an advocacy and educational campaign with support from civil society, various stakeholders and concerned parents to ensure the rights of people with intellectual disabilities are upheld in our society.

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