With support from the Salah Foundation, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation is saving and transforming the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy.
The Salah Foundation Learning Zone at Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a state-of-the-art learning facility specifically for people with Down syndrome and others with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Located in Cherry Creek North, The Salah Foundation Learning Zone is an easy walk to over 600 retail stores, restaurants, and services representing an unprecedented opportunity for job training and job partnerships for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) and the local community.
The Salah Foundation has generously donated $1M to this important endeavor.
GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for people with Down syndrome in the world. Each year the event sells out and has raised over $20M in the last 10 years.
Proceeds from the event go to: (1) Medical care to over 2,000 patients with Down syndrome from 28 states and 10 countries, (2) Over 200 scientists focused on elongating life and improving health outcomes, and (3) Important programs such as Continuing Education for Adults with Down Syndrome & Improved Cognitive Outcomes.
The Salah Foundation is a generous supporter of GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.
GLOBAL’s Fundamental Computer Skills class will start to meet in person according to Denver’s COVID policies. The class addresses the lack of resources and training in relation to educational, vocational, and life skills programs throughout the life span of individuals with Down syndrome.
Specifically the class will teach typing, understanding the basics of email, Word, Excel and Power Point – all aimed at job acquisition and independent/semi-independent living.
This class is made possible by a generous matching grant provided by the Salah Foundation.
People with Down syndrome are at high risk for COVID-19. In addition, vulnerable populations, including those with Down syndrome have been disproportionately affected by the economic repercussions associated with the pandemic.
The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Global Grants are providing families in critical need with grants up to $1,000, and small Down syndrome organizations with bridge grants of up to $5,000.
With generous support from the Salah Foundation, GLOBAL has provided food, medicine, and shelter to more than 140 families in the Down syndrome community who are in critical need.