Newtons went “Back to School” for Youth Day this year and had the privilege of having Sheri Brynard as our guest speaker. Sheri is a world renowned speaker and international ambassador for all people with Down syndrome.
She is the only person with Down syndrome (normal Trisomy 21) who has a tertiary teacher’s diploma (in Educare), without any amendments had been made to the course (or special assistance), in the world. What makes this an even greater achievement is the fact that her lectures and her study material was only provided in English, her second language.
She is currently an assistant teacher in a Pre-primary school for learners with special needs.
Shéri tries to change negative perceptions about people with Down syndrome and she is an activist to give all people with Down syndrome the same opportunities they would have had, if they were fully abled.
She truly believes that all people have the ability to choose to make the best of their circumstances and she is the living example of that.