Tim Harris Visits Grenada For World Down Syndrome Day 

PR March 21 every year is known as World Down Syndrome Day,  a day to sensitize everyone about Down Syndrome and to highlight the meaningful contributions people  with Down Syndrome make to society. 

The celebrations were spearheaded by the Grenada Down Syndrome Association and the Ministry of  Education’s Special and Inclusive Education Unit. 

Down Syndrome advocate, Tim Harris of Albuquerque, New Mexico, joined Grenada in its celebration.  Tim is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and founder of Tim’s Big Heart Foundation, which  empowers families to imagine and create a more expansive future for their children with disabilities. He  was accompanied by his father, Keith Harris. 

On March 19, Tim, alongside his father, visited the Grenada School for Special Education in the Limes,  St. George, where he read from, signed and gifted copies of his book, The Book of Hugs, to students and  others at the school. Students were thrilled to receive Tim’s book and meet him in person. 

On March 20, Tim paid a courtesy visit to the Minister for Education Sen. the Hon. David Andrew, where  he got a chance to talk about his work and present the Minister with copies of his book. He also attended  the district 6, 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebration and Cultural Show at Bruce Street Mall in  St. George where he did a book reading and enjoyed the performances and exhibition. 

On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, Tim and his dad presented copies of his book to the St.  Andrew’s School for Special Education and to the principal and students at the Victoria School for Special  Education. Both principals expressed appreciation for the donation. 

To end the week of activities Tim participated in a motorcade for awareness on March 22.