RBM Bandung City Supports the Talent and Work of Children with Down Syndrome
In commemoration of World Down Syndrome Day (HSDS) on March 21 2023, Bandung City Community-Based Rehabilitation (RBM) together with the Social Services and Health Services held a series of events with people with Down syndrome (DS) at the Bandung City Hall, Monday 20 March 2023.
The Chairperson of Bandung City RBM, Yunimar Mulyana said, RBM will continue to assist and provide services in the form of referrals and the need for health facilities for people with DS.
"On this occasion, we invited 69 children with Down syndrome from 30 districts. Hopefully this can be a good start for them," said Yunimar.
He said, through this HSDS warning, activities were presented that supported their health, such as yoga together.
Children with DS are also facilitated to show off their respective abilities. There are performances featuring drumming, gymnastic ribbons, and some are selling their handicrafts.
"God willing, in the future we will facilitate job vacancies for Down syndrome and other disabled people in the city of Bandung through the Manpower Office," he added.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Bandung City Health Office, Anhar Hadian said, this was the first time this activity had been specifically held by RBM.
"The implementation of this activity is to unify the perceptions and synergy of the inclusive Bandung program, Bandung is disabled friendly," said Anhar.
He hopes that this activity can become a sustainable action for the welfare of children with DS.
"Hopefully our hope to create Bandung as an inclusive city will become a sustainable action," he hoped.
Meanwhile, Representative of the West Java Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Association (Perdosri), dr. Muhammad Luthfi Darmawan, revealed that the commemoration of HSDS on March 21 has its own meaning.
"21-3. Down syndrome occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome is divided into three types, namely Trisomy 21, Mosaic, and Translocation," said Luthfi.
According to him, the assessment of DS children who cannot live independently is a myth. People with DS can live independently depending on the upbringing of their parents and family since childhood.
"Including medical personnel and government apparatus on the development of children with DS. We also need to realize that they are in our midst," he explained. (din)**
Head of the Bandung City Communication and Informatics Agency
Yayan A. Brilyana