Meet Bashir

My Name is Bashir. I am 26 years old. I have Mosaic Down syndrome and Autism. I was born in London. I was the first grandchild in my family. Everyone loves me very much. My dads family is from Mauritius. I have been on holiday to Mauritius many times. I went to mainstream school. I enjoy Music , Dancing ,Drama, Art and travelling around and staying in nice hotels. In 2014 I went to Makkah in Saudi Arabia for Umrah. It was wonderful. 

However in 2009 I was bullied at school and this caused me to develop serious illness. My parents have been amazing because if it was not for them I could have ended up in an institution. I have been attending a lot of activities such as sport, dancing and art activities. I have some wonderful support workers helping me.

The pandemic has changed a lot of things for me now. I cannot wait to go back to all my activities again. I consider myself to be like everyone else except I need a bit more help and understanding. I met Sujeet Desai and family when they came to London for a concert. He has been an inspiration for my family.

My father run a parent support group in London call Upsideofdowns.

We organise lots of events to raise awareness about Down Syndrome and other contitions. I am looking forward for the next WDSD even though I know it will not be like before. But I will try to enjoy it and raise awareness. 

Lets #Connect with each other. I hope the world become a better place for all of us after the pandemic. Lets follow the guidance and stay safe.