Down Syndrome Foundation Uganda

Theme: Inclusion At All Sectors To Uplift Adults, Children With Down Syndrome and to Support Their Caretakers
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A mother tells her story, and experience about her child with Down Syndrome and there are more stories and testimonies from other mothers and caretakers with children with DS.
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Social inclusion

How do we help our children and adults with Down Syndrome to belong - to have friends, relationships and to be fully part of the community?


for all of our Projects

DOSFU acts as a coordinating, facilitating and enabling body of and for individuals, groups of persons, communities and organizations/institutions involved in helping people with Downs Syndrome.  The Project is a charitable, non-profit making, non-political, non-denominational, voluntary Non-Governmental Organization.

Self advocacy
George Okudi is DOSFU's Self Advocate for people with Down Syndrome in Uganda and he spear heads all programs.
Health Risk Mgnt
Health Inclusion
We enhance the capacity of affected families to enable their children access specialised health services.
Participation Inclusion
A community where they can participate with others in getting work done and grow their skills and experience further.
Education inclusion
Education Inclusion
Down Syndrome children are slow learners and need special education and facilities. Aimed at chieving Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Agriculture projects
Agriculture Project
We develop a sustainable and viable income generating projects and product value chains that results in improved livelihoods.
COVID19 Support
Covid19 Emergency Family relief Global Grant
The project was supported by Global Down syndrome Foundation and implemented by DOSFU.
published by GLOBAL and the national consortium - DSMIG-USA, GLOBAL, LuMindIDSC, NDSC, NDSS, and NTG.

International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome


With the publication of these Guidelines, Down Syndrome International (DSi) aims to improve the education
of learners with Down syndrome internationally and to contribute to the realisation of their right to
inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities, in line
with Article 24 (Education) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
(UNCRPD, United Nations, 2006) and Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4 – Education) of the United
Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, 2015).

Basic steps to encourage and enable implementation of the guidelines

International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome (Published by DSi, July 2020)

The value and credibility of the DSi education guidelines has been recognised by Down syndrome and disability organisations in countries around the world.

Advocating for the adoption of the guidelines adds to the growing call by cross disability groups for inclusive education and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4 – Education) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development5,6.

Wellbeing of children and young people

Child Protection Policy

Down Syndrome Foundation Uganda has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse, child exploitation, and policy non-compliance. It shall strive to protect children from abuse and exploitation in the operations of DOSFU.

About Us


Gulu DS support group