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Girl with Down syndrome bullied at school; her country’s president steps in

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Stevo Pendarovski

Office of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia

Cerith Gardiner - published on 02/12/22

The North Macedonian president, Stevo Pendarovski, sent a powerful message to the entire country.

The city of Gostivar in North Macedonia got a surprise this week when President Stevo Pendarovski turned up to escort an 11-year-old girl to school.

Embla Ademi, who has Down syndrome, was being bullied at school. In fact, according to a tweet by Seb Starcevic the little girl had been “separated from her classmates when their parents complained about her being in the same class as their kids.”

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