Children and adults living with disabilities are often assumed to be incapable of participating in society. For two young Black men in Ontario, encouragement and support from their families and communities empowers them to participate in annual charity events that focus on strengthening the Black community. For caregivers, it is always a joy when loved ones are seen expressing themselves in community initiatives. This is central to the Swahili principle of ‘kuumba,’ which encourages collective responsibility to leave community better than we find it. The ‘Down’ series demonstrates the impact that strong community support can have on caregivers and their loved ones.

Produced by Kigaana Productions