Description
Aim of the event: 
  • Raise Awareness
Goal of the event: 
The goal of the event was to understand and dance with people with Down Syndrome in order to emphatise with them. We organised this activity to raise awareness about Down Syndrome.
Short description of the event: 
We had salsa dance activity at Down Cafe in Mersin in order to understand people with Down Syndrome. We agreed with Sueno Dance School and they taught us how to dance. The event also consisted of having a chat, spending time with them and trying to understand those people. There were 25 participants and 3 of them were with Down Syndrome. As the motto of the event; we reminded participants that +1 chromosome is not a barrier to have a good time with them. At the end, we and they were happy about this event and we decided to organise similar events more often.
How did your event go?: 
It really was efficient for participants and they said that they will visit there frequently. Also people with Down Syndrome had lots of fun with this activity. We decided to organise more activities at Down Cafe.
Involvement
Name of the partners: 
Sueno Dance School
Number of international students: 
0
Number of "locals" involved: 
25
Number of ESNers involved: 
3
Persons with disabilities joining the event: 
Yes
How did they contribute to your event?: 
In general, they were so thankful to us. There were 3 people with Down Syndrome. They were really happy about learning salsa, and about us because of raising awareness for them. They also enjoyed about the activity.
Salsa Dance activity with people with Down Syndrome
Date of the event: 
Sat, 04/11/2017
Duration of the event: 
2hours
Scope: 
Local
ESN Section: 
ESN CAG