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Teachers, students celebrate Down's Syndrome Day

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 22, 2014

CHILDREN, parents and teachers of Hilton Early Intervention Centre for Children with Special Needs celebrated the lives of children across Fiji who have Down's syndrome in recognition of World Down's Syndrome Day yesterday.

Children performed items and teachers spoke about the importance of practising inclusivity and remembering the hardships faced by parents and families of children with Down's syndrome.

"To come together and celebrate the potentials and the achievements of these children is so important, and especially today for those children with Down's syndrome," explained head teacher of the Early Intervention Centre, Nanise Ravisa.

"But today also, we get the opportunity to hear stories and experiences of parents and family members who have worked to overcome challenges and difficulties that they have faced when raising a child." said Mrs Ravisa

Mrs Ravisa hoped people around the country would also get the chance to realise that the centre existed for the sole purpose of helping children with special needs.





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