(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The World Down Syndrome Day was observed all over the world on March 21. In Oman, the event was celebrated on high note at McDonald's Qurm restaurant, where children with Down syndrome together with their families were treated to fabulous fun-filled activities, meals and special gift items, courtesy of McDonald's.
''McDonald's Oman actively supports the Omani Down Syndrome Parent Support Group in the celebration of the World Down Syndrome Day as our way of helping raise awareness and greater understanding on the dignity and rights of children with down syndrome and their vital role in the community'', said Ali K Daud, Development Licensee and president of McDonald's Oman.
Zuwaina Barwani, co-chairperson of the Omani Down Syndrome Parent Support Group, said, ''It is the vision and mission of the group to diligently support, encourage and build the confidence of all those living with down syndrome in Oman, particularly the children.
It is our aim to develop the current t therapeutical activities of such children to maximise their potential in developing comprehensible speech, improved cognitive thoughts and ideas, among others. The Omani Down Syndrome Parent Support Group is dedicated to helping the increasing number of children who are born with down syndrome in Oman''.
March 21, 2014 is recognized internationally as the World Down Syndrome Day. The group has joined hands with the Down Syndrome International to observe the LOTS of SOCKS' campaign to raise awareness on down syndrome. The group has many colourful Lots of Sock's to sell and all funds generated will go to children with down syndr