Life is so much bigger than self

Our Programs

We’re working to create a kinder, more inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities.

Capacity Building

The foundation trains educators and institutions to maximize accessibility of schools to mentally disabled youth across Ethiopia.

Family Engagement

Families have an important role as advocates for their family member with intellectual disability including Down Syndrome. 

Policy Advocacy

The Deborah foundation engages in legislative and regulatory advocacy in an effort to improve the health and quality of life for people with intellectual disability. 

School Project

School project for children with intellectual disability.

Resources

Information for our community about down syndrome & other intellectual disabilities.

What is Down Syndrome?

Learn the Signs

Newly Diagnosed

March With Deborah

2021 World Down Syndrome Day celebration in Ethiopia.

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Community Stories

Real stories from families living with intellectually disable member.

Eldana Werkneh | 5 YEARS OLD

I want to say that kids with Down syndrome are blessings they are very active and smart. I don’t want parents not to be afraid to raise them with the society and not to be ashamed of them.
Also I believe the society don’t have enough information about Down syndrome, for that parents have the responsibility to share information about everything they know to their community.

Betelhem Melaku - Eldana's Mother

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Beminet Belayneh | 9 YEARS OLD

He is very friendly with everyone, my neighborhood people adore him and he also has lots of friends. The main problem I face is when sending him to school, there is no school catered for down syndrome kids. Other parents often complain about sending their kids in the same school with kids like Beminet. It’s really hard to send him with this thought in my head that he won’t be accepted.

Asegedech Mebre - Beminet's Mother

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