Moldovan president conveys message on World Down Syndrome Day
17:42 | 21.03.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 21 March /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu, on the World Down Syndrome Day, urges the citizens to break their prejudices as to the people with this syndrome and make them feel members of the community, the presidential press service has reported.
In her public message, the head of state said that the people with the Down Syndrome live by our side – we recognize them according to the wide smile and to the innocence with which they enjoy every moment; they have the same needs and admire the same simple things. ‘’Just as all the other people, they are unique and have personality; they just only should make a greater effort to be integrated into the society, to study and work. The inclusion of the people with Down Syndrome and the ensuring of equal conditions of development remains a major challenge for all societies,’’ Maia Sandu said.
According to the head of state, in Moldova, the children born with the Down Syndrome can go to kindergartens and once reaching the mature age, they can be employed. Nevertheless, there are still more prejudices and families often choose to isolate these people, in order to protect them, the Moldovan president also said. ‘’Our task is to break these prejudices and make them feel members of the community. The acceptance of differences makes us better, more united and stronger,’’ Maia Sandu also said.
There are more than 50 million people with the Down Syndrome in the world. About 50 of people with this syndrome are born in Moldova annually.