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.
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).
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
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.