All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
For World Down Syndrome Day 2018, EDSA has asked their members all over Europe to submit personal statements to tell the world what people with Down syndrome bring to their communities. Starting 1 March we bring 21 examples explaining how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions whether in schools, workplaces, in social, political and public life, culture, media, leisure and sport.
Filip je učenik drugog razreda četverogodišnje redovne srednje škole „Druge ekonomske škole“ u Zagrebu. Omiljen je među svojim prijateljima u razredu. Uz njih se osjeća radosno, ponosno i uspješno. Najviše voli matematiku, ali radosno uči i sve druge predmete. Svojom radošću i mirom te sramljenjem izaziva pažnju ne samo svojih prijatelja u razredu nego profesora i drugih djelatnika škole. Velika podrška mu je njegova pomoćnica u nastavi Anamarija, buduća profesorica povijesti. Prijatelji Dominik i Petra raduju se Filipovim uspjesima u školi i potiču njegov udio u zajedništvu razreda i škole.
Filip is a second-grade student of a four-year regular high-school “The Second Economics School” in Zagreb. He is a favorite among his classmates. When with them, he feels joyful, proud, and successful. He loves mathematics most, but he also loves studying all other subjects. With his joy and calmness as well as occasional shyness, he is noted not only by his classmates, but also teachers and other school staff. His teaching assistant, Anamarija, a soon-to-be professor of history, is a great support. Filip’s friends Dominik and Petra look forward to his success at school and encourage him to share in classroom and school community.