A young Frenchwoman with Down’s syndrome has fulfilled her dream of presenting the weather on television after a Facebook campaign that was supported by more than 200,000 people.
Melanie Segard, 21, hosted a segment of the forecast on the national public channel France 2 on Tuesday night.
The campaign “Melanie peut le faire”, or Melanie can do it, was set up by a French charity in an effort to promote awareness and inclusion.
“I’m different, but I’d like to show everyone that I can do a lot of things,” she said.
She received four days of training from France 2’s weather team, including tips on presenting in front of the green wall where the graphics are digitally projected.
Her story has been covered extensively on French media and shared widely on social media.