Education doesn’t count chromosomes. Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Vocational School of Health Services, Child Development Program welcomed kids with Down syndrome on campus. Students directed a program at mixing desk at the studios of IUE Faculty of Communication; they did experiments at the labs of IUE Medical Laboratory Techniques Program. Students also attended the paramedic course and tapped the rhythm in the music classes.
Ezgi Oral, Lecturer, IUE Vocational School of Health Services, Child Development Program, stated that students of Ege Artı Special Education and Rehabilitation Center experienced being a university student for a day. She said that they wanted students to have a different day as part of the World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) observed on March 21. Oral said, “We wanted to get together with kids with Down syndrome and get them involved in a different activity for a day. They toured around the Campus, had fun in classes. They learned about broadcasting, shooting a video. They witnessed how paramedic students deliver first aid training. They tapped the rhythm in the music class. They made an experiment on color blending at Laboratory Techniques Program. They had a day filled with lots of activities and fun, and they learned to be a part of teamwork”.