Wearing colourful socks was one way through which Down Syndrome Day was commemorated across the world. The Gozo Ministry, together with the Malta Rabbit Club, Emma Victoria Morgan and Abi Macleod Clark, marked the day with a special activity for schoolchildren, as well as Santa Marta Day Centre clients at the Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria.

For the activity, children wore odd socks in different colours symbolising diversity. Chromosomes are shaped like socks and people with Down Syndrome are born with an extra one.

Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana urged children to be more informed about Down Syndrome and to participate in activities to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and  well-being of people with Down Syndrome. “We can truly live the spirit of inclusion where every child is given an equal opportunity,” the minister said.


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