UNICEF Egypt published yesterday on its website on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities corresponding to December 3 of each year for Mariam Wajih, the first student in the Faculty of Fine Arts with Down Syndrome in Egypt, UNICEF published her story under the title “insistence syndrome” the adventures of the first fine arts student of Down Syndrome in Egypt.
UNICEF stressed that during the 2018 "Our Children" Forum, supported by UNICEF, Dr. Ashraf Reda - Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University - encountered an unusual painting attracted his attention, and when he met the artist that drew it, the 20-year-old Maryam Wajih - he decided to give her a chance of a lifetime ... studying art at the university.
At the beginning of the academic year 2018-2019, the Faculty of Fine Arts received the first-ever female student with a Downs syndrome.
In her first semester, Maryam studied the basics of drawing and graphic design. Her mother, Hana Amin, was attending with her to help her sometimes without much interfiring.
Source : UNICEF Egypt/Dalia Younis.