The Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria, established in 2001 as a non-governmental, non-political, and not-for-profit entity, operates with a robust dedication to collaborative initiatives. Through its affiliations with Down Syndrome International, Inclusion International, and the Africa Disability Forum, the foundation provides support for persons with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities by fostering a community that includes parents, guardians, caregivers, and other stakeholders with a shared interest. Many of these individuals often endure neglect, marginalization, or abandonment by their families and society as cultural beliefs and myths cast a shadow of stigma on them and their families. In severe situations, they are unjustly deprived even of their fundamental right to life. Against this distressing and unfavorable backdrop, the Foundation has been unwavering in its mission to bridging the gap between persons with Down syndrome and the broader society. Through a robust support system, the Foundation aims to facilitate their integration into the community, enabling them to grow and thrive like their peers. This approach empowers persons with Down syndrome to realize their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.


To be a beacon of hope, leading the way for a more inclusive society where the rights and opportunities of persons with Down syndrome are tangible realities.


Our mission is to champion the rights, needs, and dreams of persons with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. Striving to provide comprehensive support services, foster inclusive education, raise public awareness, and advocate for equal opportunities, aiming to ensure every individual can lead a fulfilling and respected life.

Raise public awareness to reduce stigma, creating a more inclusive and understanding society.

Provide resources for parents, caregivers, and educators to enhance support for persons with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

Advocate for legal rights and protection, ensuring the well-being of persons with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities.