Monday (21 March) is World Down Syndrome Day. To raise awareness the Special Needs Foundation wants you to rock your socks. To take part all you have to do is wear your craziest, or mismatched socks. Take a selfie and share it on Facebook, using the hastag #RYSCayman, and tag the Cayman Islands World Down Syndrome Day Facebook page.
Schools around the island have come on board to participate in the event, with both students and teachers set to wear their crazy socks. In addition to ‘rocking their socks’, a special lesson plan, which focuses on understanding Down Syndrome, and teaching empathy, has been prepared for teachers to share in the classroom. The lesson plan supports the National Curriculum Standards of teaching personal, social and moral learning.
Businesses are also taking part in the Rock Your Socks event. Staff members are invited to wear their socks and post their selfies online. Corporate sponsors are also asked to make a donation to the Special Needs Foundation, to help support the organisations many services. Cayman Sock Company has partnered with Special Needs Foundation. For every sock sold in support of Rock Your Socks, they company will donate $5 to Special Needs Foundation.