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Sport is one activity that has significant result for people with Down Syndrome. It improves their weak muscle tone and health in general. They become more alert and generally improve their intelligence as well as curb their frustation and stress.

The British International School has given tremendous support to the existence of ISDI by especially include ISDI in their after school program of sports such as their annual World Run Day and Biathlon.

International achievements in sports: 2003 - Two boys of ISDI were chosen by Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna) to participate and represent Indonesia in the Special Olympics World Summer Games XI in Dublin, Ireland, the first ever the games were held outside the USA since 1963.

National achievements: 2001 - Gold, silver, and bronze medals in athletics in PORCADA (regional games for the handicap). 2002 - Gold, Silver and bronze medals in athletics in PORCADA and PORCANAS (nasional games for the handicap). 2004 - Gold and silver medals in athletics in PORCADA. 2005 - Gold, silver and bronze in swimming in PORCADA.


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Fine arts - ISDI is privileged to be working together with Sanggar Cissie, who not only introduces colors and creation to children with Down Syndrome, but teaching them concentration and expressing their "self" through arts.

International achievements in fine arts: 2004 - Gold medal in the 10 years under catergory in Rome, Italy. 2005 - Merit awards at The Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial in Iran. 2005 - Participate in drawing competition in India, Egypt, Washington - USA, Japan.

National achievements in fine arts: 2004 - Exhibit in the annual Japan Foundation drawing competition. 2005 - Win first, second and third place in special category at the TK Al-Azhar Kemang Pratama, Bekasi drawing competition. 2005 - Second place at the Visual Arts competition for special children/young adults at Kemang Training Center, South Jakarta.

Floral arrangements – A young girl named Intan was awarded fourth place in the final selection competition for the Abilympics in India (Olympics for handicap people in the non-sports ability category) in the art of floral arrangements.

Dances - For those who are more into the finer side of the activity, ISDI has been giving dance lessons to accommodate their hidden talents and to boost their self esteem.

Music - Music is an all-time favorite for all. It also soothes the nerves and at the same time provides ways of improving the mind. Many of ISDI's children and young adults are taking music lessons at Kawai Music since they open a special class for special people. At the moment ISDI is privileged to be working together with Saung Udjo from Bandung, West Java in giving special training for musical instrument the "Angklung" - by no means an easy way of team work. But it teaches the children total concentration which in the long run will improves their mind and prevents the deterioration of the function of the brain.

Social Activities


We believe that even though we are special, but we belong to the community and therefore we must also make some contribution back to the community whenever the chance came. Here, we are privilege to be part of a network team distributing wheel chairs donated by The Wheel Chair Foundation - USA to the needy of the under privilege people.

Work training program

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ISDI provides trainings in simpe administration for office work or and other related work in the office to prepare them for future jobs in life skills. Even though they are slow, but somehow they managed to finish their job well and have improve as time pass by in their self discipline, self esteem, responsible, acquired a good habit of working attitude, at the same time they also give the working place a feeling of enjoyment.

About Us

ISDI (Ikatan Sindroma Down Indonesia or Indonesian Down syndrome Society) was formally established on 21 st April 1999. A non-profit support group of parents, medical professions, special-needs experts, teachers, and all of those who have deep concern.

We, as parents are very concerned of the future of children with Down syndrome in Indonesia especially when little is done to support them by the government or other non-profit organizations.

We so look forward towards a better future by sharing our experiences and supporting each other in our monthly gatherings. This way we gain knowledge and our children benefit from our experiences.

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