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UCAMPACITAS celebrates inclusion and diversity on World Down Syndrome Day

Students and teachers have organised several activities at the Los Jerónimos Campus, with the participation of UCAM Stars, the team of influencers and content creators of the Universidad Católica

UCAMPACITAS celebrates inclusion and diversity on World Down Syndrome Day
María Dolores García, president of UCAM, and members of the University, together with students from the UCAMPACITAS programme

Universidad Católica de Murcia celebrated a very special day on the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day, which is commemorated on the 21 March. With the aim of raising awareness in society about the importance of diversity and inclusion, students and teachers of the UCAMPACITAS programme, supported by students from the faculties of Education and Social Sciences and Communication, held a series of activities for the entire academic community.  

In addition, some of the members of UCAM Stars, the University's team of 'influencers', attended the event and participated in – and collaborated with – the events organised by UCAMPACITAS. These content creators, who are followed by millions of young people, promote values such as equality, solidarity and respect through their social networks. 

The UCAM Stars have more than 5,300,000 followers and among the most popular ones at the event we can find 'Paracetamor' and 'Nanclares'. Other veteran creators of the institution such as 'MagoÀngel' and 'Poseidon’ attended the event too. With this conference, the University, through UCAMPACITAS and UCAM Stars, seeks to take another step towards inclusion and respect for diversity in our society. 

UCAMPACITAS, the socio-occupational inclusion programme of the Universidad Católica 

UCAMPACITAS is a university training programme in academic, personal, social and professional skills aimed at the socio-labour inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. This programme started in 2012, it being the first university project of its kind in the Region of Murcia, and one of the first at national and international level. At the end of the two-year curriculum, students are awarded the UCAM-specific Specialist Degree in Business and Social Work Activities.