Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs when a person has an extra copy of chromosome 21. This can cause physical, intellectual, and developmental delays. In Cambodia, people with Down syndrome often face challenges, such as lack of access to education and healthcare, and social stigma.
Lack of access to education: In Cambodia, only about 1% of children with Down syndrome attend school. This is due to a number of factors, including poverty, lack of awareness about Down syndrome, and discrimination.
Lack of access to healthcare: People with Down syndrome are more likely to have health problems, such as heart defects, hearing loss, and vision problems. However, they often lack access to the healthcare they need.
Social stigma: People with Down syndrome in Cambodia often face social stigma. They may be excluded from social activities, and they may be treated as if they are not capable of learning or contributing to society.
There are still many challenges that people with Down syndrome face in Cambodia. However, there are also opportunities for them to thrive. With the right support, people with Down syndrome can live full and meaningful lives.