Muscat: ‘Above Par’, a golf tournament organised by Oman Down Syndrome Association (ODSA) was held at Ghala Golf Club on Friday.
More than 110 players took part in the tournament, which began at 6 am and concluded at 5 pm. The format of the tournament is four-ball scramble.
The chairman of Oman Down Syndrome Association, Ahmed bin Mohammed al Jabri, said the message of the tournament is to have all the people with the Down syndrome to have full integration in all forums.
He said the objective of the tournament is to, “educate the community about Down syndrome and the role played by the association in terms of its work and objectives. This is also to get support for ODSA in further progressing their vision to assist all individuals with Down syndrome in Oman.”
The vision of the Oman Down Syndrome Association is to promote an integrated and rewarding life for each of its member. The mission of the Association is to create a network that facilitate the interaction between the families, society, educators and trainers for persons with Down syndrome. Since its beginning, the association has been providing primary and comprehensive care while achieving social empowerment for children through education and rehabilitation of people with Down syndrome, psychological and family counselling for the family and the people with Down syndrome.
The association also provides training to empower the staff working with children with Down syndrome and their families. It also conducts recreational activities inside and outside the scope of the association, in addition to conducting awareness and guidance activities for children with Down syndrome and to participate in local committees to formulate the strategies and plans for the rights of persons with disabilities.