1) Launch of mobile app ‘Smart and Fit DS Kids’.

On 26/2/2017, we officially launched the mobile app ‘Smart and Fit DS Kids’. This mobile app is specially designed for people with Down Syndrome (DS) and their parents/carers/supporters. Through interesting games, you can encourage DS kids to play and strengthen the fine motor and gross motor skills. The application includes two games namely ‘Smartness World’ and ‘Fitness World games’. Also, ‘My Health Record’ and DS Stories’ is included. Interface with Facebook is allowed. Please share with your friends and let them join together! The app provides English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese with voice-over.

Please download here :

Google Play : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hk.org.hkdsa.dsk Apple App Store: https://appsto.re/hk/VG37hb.i

Leaflet introducing the app is attached. Brinda, you may upload to the website as well.

2) 2017 WDSD event

Each year, the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over the world to choose own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. In Hong Kong, this year, HKDSA will organize a community event “Finding the Voices of US in celebration of WDSD” on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Besides, please join our Lots of Socks campaign on our FaceBook (#WDSD #Lotsofsocks#HKDSA).

Event details Date: 19 Mar 2017 (Sun) | Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm | Venue: Tsuen Wan Park Target: People with Down syndrome and their career, friends ; Public

Contents include :

 have Finding the voices and needs of people with Down syndrome through games

 Experience the daily life of people with Down syndrome

 A Warn touch with people with Down Syndrome

 Fantastic performances by people with Down syndrome & outside parties

In 2017, we will focus on enabling people with Down syndrome (and those who advocate for them) to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to ensure that they can be included, on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. I would like to appeal here your support and sponsor to this event. Any kind of support (donation in kind or money, come and join us, encouragement) will be appreciated. I attach here the event poster for your reference (Sorry only Chinese version).