For the first time in Egypt, a cafe employs workers with Down's syndrome in Alexandria governorate For the first time in Egypt, a cafe employs workers with Down's syndrome in Alexandria governorate

Video: Cafe workers with Down's syndrome for 1st time in Egypt

Tue, Aug. 20, 2019
CAIRO - 20 August 2019: For the first time in Egypt, a cafe employs workers with Down's syndrome in Alexandria governorate; the experience confirms that the heroes of Down's syndrome can change many things.

The project's owner Omnia Iman al-Bahr said that the idea came about by chance when she was in a hypermarket and found out how people with Down's syndrome deal with people around them. She decided to establish her project for people with Down's syndrome.



The idea has changed people's perception of Down's syndrome and how people with Down's syndrome can do a lot of things and master their work without problems, she added.

In December 2018, the Egyptian people expressed their happiness with RahmaKhaledwho became the first Egyptian TV host with Down's syndrome. Rahma was not the only one to overcome her disability in order to achieve her dreams. In 2017, 115 athletes from the Special Olympics in Egypt took part in the Special Olympics IX MENA Games in Abu Dhabi.

In November 2017, the first Egyptian swimmer with Down's syndrome tried to cross the English Channel. Mohamed al-Husseiniwas one of the youth who were honored by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the closing ceremony of World Youth Forum (WYF).

Husseini, 18, attempted to enter the Guinness World Records as the first swimmer with Down's syndrome to cross the English Channel.Mohamed spent 3 years in a training camp for 3years in Hurghada to reach his goal.

People born with Down's syndrome typically have intellectual disabilities, physical growth delays and distinctive facial features.

 
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