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.
Michael Bednář pracuje jako pomocná síla v pekařství, kde prodávají chleba, koláčky ale i víno. Moc se mu tam líbí, hlavně ho baví točit víno. Ví, že bez práce nejsou koláče, ani plat. Michael je spolehlivý, milý a sympatický ke svým kolegům i zákazníkům – takové hodnoty jsou jeho příspěvkem pro zaměstnavatel a pro společnost.
Michael Bednář works as an assistant at a bakery, where they sell bread, cakes and also wine. He likes his job very much, he most enjoys selling wine from a barrel. He knows that work is necessary in order to get money. Michael is reliable, kind and friendly to his colleagues and customers. These values are his contribution to his employer and his community.