March 21, 2022
BALFIN Group supports World Down Syndrome Day

On World Down Syndrome Day, BALFIN Group joins the global efforts to fully include in society people with Down syndrome. Its companies regularly support with necessary items the organizations that work in the field and cover the cost of therapeutic sessions for a few children. People with Down syndrome are employed by companies of BALFIN Group, which will continue to contribute to adequate access to health care and inclusivity for this community.

Among other things, the campaign also draws from the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs); Goal 10 sets out to reduce inequalities within and among countries, Goal 10.2 aims by 2030 to empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, economic or other status.

All the SDGs that ensure the opportunity of persons with Down syndrome to participate and contribute fully to society by 2030, including for quality education (SDG 4) and decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) are relevant to the campaign.

Several BALFIN Group companies, such as Fashion Group Albania and SPAR Albania are committed to raising awareness about Down Syndrome, through implementing an employment program for people belonging to this community. Jumbo Albania has provided didactic items to centers that take care of this community, while QTU is covering the yearly therapeutic sessions for nine children. This engagement is also applauded by the President of BALFIN Group, Samir Mane, who has made sure that social responsibility is an inseparable focus of all Group companies.