Select Page

Down Syndrome Association gets new home at Moreson Special School

Down Syndrome Association gets new home at Moreson Special School

The Down Syndrome Association of Namibia (DSAN) recently opened their new offices, which are now housed at Moreson Special School in Windhoek.

At the official opening Eline van der Linden of the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia thanked all supporters of the Association and said that unfortunately it seemed as if society was still embarrassed about its differently-abled citizens and instead of embracing and helping those Namibians, tended to isolate and ignore.

“It is that attitude that is probably the biggest challenge for people of different ability in Namibia. When there is acceptance, the willingness to make a plan to help and support will be there. Without acceptance people with Down Syndrome and others with different abilities will continue to be excluded from society, from learning, from health care and supportive therapies, from reaching their full potential and participation in society and contribution to society. At the Association we believe that inclusion is the way forward for people with different abilities in Namibia – and that is what underlines our approach in the work we do,” van der Linden said.

Both Moreson and the Association are beneficiaries of the FirstRand Foundation Trust.

“We are a proud supporter of these organisations and love seeing cooperation and partnership within our communities, and even amongst beneficiaries to create a better world. Even the entertainment today is by the Youth Orchestra of Namibia, which is also supported by Foundation,” Revonia Kahivere, CSI Manager at FirstRand said.

About The Author

Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys

Windhoek – Flat to let near central business district

One Bedroom flat for single tenant

Separate bedroom, separate bathroom, combined kitchen and lounge

Secure yard with one inside parking bay

Parking bay under shade netting

Walking distance from the CBD

One block away from Wernhil Shopping Mall

Quiet street – G4S security

Water included, electricity excluded

Monthly rent: N$5408.00 excluding electricity

Deposit: N$2600

Available from 01 August 2019

To view please contact Mrs Don Camm

Tel: 061 221925