Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability

Improving the quality of life of children with disabilities across the West Bank

Nur Shams Refugee Camp

The children clearly enjoy their treatments – to watch a child of four who has never walked take his first steps, initially aided by the parallel bars and then to launch off unaided is truly wonderful

Nur Shams Refugee Camp

The children clearly enjoy their treatments – to watch a child of four who has never walked take his first steps, initially aided by the parallel bars and then to launch off unaided is truly wonderful

Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation

Some children will be admitted to the BASR for initial diagnosis and treatment. They will then be set on a rehabilitation programme before they return home.

Jalazone Refugee Camp

​​Life for refugee children in this camp is particularly harsh. Unemployment stands at 60%, there are high levels of disability, with limited services in place to address this. The supply of water to the camp is often rationed, and extreme poverty and overcrowding prevail.

The Sheepfold

Despite the upsurge of violence across the region, The Sheepfold continues to help children and young people with a wide range of special needs, especially those with no other place to go with severe disabilities.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a powerful medium which helps children who may struggle to express themselves. This project was initiated in 2015 by ABCD Trustee and Music Therapist, Canon Claire Tillotson, in conjunction with Paediatric Psychiatrist Dr Souha Shehadeh, who leads the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) Mental Health Team.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a powerful medium which helps children who may struggle to express themselves. This project was initiated in 2015 by ABCD Trustee and Music Therapist, Canon Claire Tillotson, in conjunction with Paediatric Psychiatrist Dr Souha Shehadeh, who leads the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) Mental Health Team.

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Opening of the Sensory Garden - March 22nd 2019.

The wonderful new Sensory Garden was opened in memory of one of ABCD's founder, Georgina Mortimer on the 22nd March.

With specially chosen games and playground equipment, the garden is an exceptional therapeutic space within the children's ward. Overlooking the valley below, it provides a wonderful therapeutic space for the children to be in.

The garden was blessed by a local priest, and Edmund Shehadeh, Director of the BASR made a speech celebrating the opening of the space.
The ABCD Palestine Marathon Team were at the opening of the garden, including Georgina's husband and ABCD Patron, Andrew Mortimer. We were also lucky enough to have Amy, Georgina's daughter, and two of her children, Lola and Charlie.

Another individual in the group, Keith Cook, was one of the architects involved in the original design of the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation. Having not seen the BASR since his initial visits, he was in awe of the progress of the hospital and the services it provides.

Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden 2019
Sensory Garden at the BASR 2019

Some of the friends of ABCD

Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability | Charity No:  1097623

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