Four Inspirational Young Women with Down Syndrome Start Catering Business

Four Inspirational Young Women with Down Syndrome Start Catering Business

  Egypt is sadly known for offering limited opportunities to students or employees with special needs. There is always a social stigma surrounding it. Whether it’s Down syndrome, autism, or ADHD, parents struggle to provide their children with the best of what Egypt has to offer.     Four incredible women with Down syndrome took […]

An Open Letter to the People Attacking This Beautiful Egyptian Couple

An Open Letter to the People Attacking This Beautiful Egyptian Couple

  Egyptian couple Dina Saad and Mahmoud Abdel Bary are national athletes, swimmers in fact, who just got engaged two days ago. They posted their pictures on Facebook which led to people sharing their photos with messages of love and congratulation, but sadly, social media is a double-edged sword. A cyber-mob rushed in with their bullying comments, […]

Arab Parents Host the Dream Wedding for Their Daughter with Down Syndrome

Arab Parents Host the Dream Wedding for Their Daughter with Down Syndrome

By Souad Lazkani

  And the Arab Parents of the Year Award goes to…Hayat and Khalid for hosting a dream wedding for their 28-year-old daughter, Safa, who was born with Down syndrome, otherwise known as Trisomy 21. People with this condition or other disabilities are overlooked and often neglected in the Middle East.   However, this couple made […]

14 Misconceptions of Down Syndrome Debunked

14 Misconceptions of Down Syndrome Debunked

The 21st of March doesn’t just mark Mother’s Day, it’s also World Down Syndrome Day. In honour of this day, Rotaract Alexandria Cosmopolitan put together a campaign to raise awareness about the many misconceptions people have about Down Syndrome. Get your facts straight and understand more about Down Syndrome below:               […]

Support World Down Syndrome Day with Rotaract Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan

Support World Down Syndrome Day with Rotaract Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan

Down Syndrome is considered to be one of the most common genetic chromosomal disorders. It leads to learning, mental and physical disabilities in children due the presence of an extra chromosome 21. While Down Syndrome can not be treated, raising awareness is important to secure a healthy development for people who suffer from this disease. […]

Rahma Khaled: A True Egyptian Inspiration

Rahma Khaled: A True Egyptian Inspiration

  Some people are simply born to shine. Rahma Khaled is an 18-year-old Egyptian high school student with Down syndrome. With the help of her mother, Amal El-Otaif, and years of hard work, she defied all the challenges life threw her way and became a swimming gold medalist in the Special Olympics. Rahma has appeared […]