World Down Syndrome Day
Posted on 21 March 2023
World Down Syndrome Day | March 21, 2023
Also called Down syndrome, is a genetic disease resulting from a chromosomal abnormality. In principle, humans have 46 chromosomes organized in 23 pairs, but for the carrier of this syndrome, chromosome n°21 is in three copies instead of two. This means that carriers of trisomy 21 have 47 chromosomes, which leads to :
- Health problems: heart malformations, gastrointestinal malformations
- Slower learning: walking, language, writing
- Physical characteristics: round face, obliquity of the eyes
- Lifetime complications: visual, auditory or orthopedic
According to the United Nations, Down syndrome occurs in between 1 and 1,000 births worldwide.
Each year between 3,000 and 5,000 children are born with Down syndrome.
In the United States, for example, approximately 250,000 families are affected by Down syndrome.
Raising public awareness
Let’s carry the message With Us Not For Us, where people with this disability are not seen as objects of charity looking to others for support, but as real people with the right to be treated fairly and given the same opportunities.
Maviflex participates in the mismatched socks challenge
Set up by the Down Syndrome International Association and popularized in France by the Trisomie 21 France Association, the challenge consists in wearing mismatched socks on March 21, which allows to value diversity and difference. This challenge allows each of us to be an actor of this mobilization and to participate in a more inclusive society! Our employees can be dressed in :
- Socks of different colors
- Socks with different designs
Maviflex continues to cultivate the wealth of diversity and allows each of its employees to participate in its development and in the transformation of the industry.