Chairperson Message


Dr. Manal Jaroor
Chairperson of Emirates Down Syndrome Association

We mark now our Eighteen years of continuous giving and achievements in the association’s journey, which reflect the clear vision, determination and hard work, this gives me the opportunity to shed the lights on the accomplishments made over the past years, and the expansion we had at “Emirates Down syndrome association” and our future plans and strategies.

Our philosophy is mainly focused on sustainable happiness, this was a result of our great leaders’ efforts into making us the happiest people in the world.

With the expansion of our association and its services, our priority has always been to provide a better life for people with Down syndrome and facilitate their full inclusion in the society.

We believe that our effective role in the society is a result of our great leaders’ guidance and directions in providing the best life possible for people with determination, rising social awareness and promoting positive attitudes towards people of determination through providing the information and involving the society into taking partial responsibility for people with Down syndrome.

People with Down syndrome are creative and capable people, our role is to discover their abilities, help them be independent, and prepare them for the social inclusion. Additionally, our role is to target the society and encourage positive attitudes.

The association had an active and outstanding role in the recent years, and there is still more to offer. The association’s message has reached its destination locally and internationally, and its efforts paid off when the association was chosen to host the World Down Syndrome Congress Dubai 2021 ,this definitely shows the advancement the UAE achieved in supporting people with Down syndrome

Last but not least…..I look forward to see more of their hopes and dreams come true under the great support and guidance from prudent leaders