DOWN GALICIA

MISSION || PRINCIPLES || VALUES || STRATEGIC PLAN || BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

The “Galician Federation of Institutions for Down Syndrome (DOWN GALICIA)” is a non-profit organisation which gathers together the seven associations specifically dedicated to Down syndrome in the autonomous community of Galicia. The Federation was created in early 1998 to bring the demands of people with Down syndrome before the government, offering solutions to help normalise their standing within society. Among other functions, our work includes coordinating, collaborating, and proposing activity programs to public and private institutions, which our member organisations will implement.

MISSION

Our aim is to coordinate, support, and boost the work of our member associations with the aim of improving the quality of life of every person with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, as well as their families. This is accomplished by means of better social inclusion and the use of ordinary community services, as established in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

PRINCIPLES

Diversity. It is normal to be different
Dignity. I am a human being
Self-determination. I live my own life
Equal opportunity. With help, I am just as capable as you
Inclusion. My exclusion is everyone’s failure

 

VALUES

Coherence
Commitment
Efficiency
Participation
Recognition of rights
Unity

 

STRATEGIC PLAN

Strategic Plan 2019-2022

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Delmiro Prieto González (Down Compostela)
Vice president: Manuel Pérez Cabo (Down Pontevedra “Xuntos”)
Secretary: Elías Ledo Fernández (Down Compostela)
Treasurer: Jorge González Rodríguez (Down Vigo)
Spokesperson: José Antonio Villamarín Cid (Down Lugo)
Spokesperson: José Martín Rodríguez (“Teima” Down Ferrol)
Spokesperson: Manuel Álvarez Esmorís (Down Coruña)
Spokesperson: Rafael Cabezas Enríquez (Down Ourense)
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