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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Palestine Marathon 2019

An intrepid group of 26 ABCD supporters had a fantastic trip to Palestine and have over £35,000 to date!

Setting out for Palestine on the 20th March the group enjoyed a tour around Jerusalem, time spent in Bethlehem, visited the ABCD supported Jalazone Refugee Camp Rehabiltiation Centre, and opened the Sensory Garden at the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation in memory of Georgina Mortimer, more of which can be read about here.

On the 22nd, 23 brave members of the group ran and walked in the Palestine Marathon.

We had participants in the 5km, the 10km, and the half marathon, and everybody finished!

It was an amazing atmosphere with the Manger Square jam packed with eager runners from all around the world.
To date we have raised just over £35,000. If you have already sponsored the team, thank you so, so much.

If you haven't had the chance yet, please do so through the link below. Thank you!

If you would be interested in joining the 2021 team, please do let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and when we have the details we will be in touch.

 

Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019
Palestine Marathon 2019 Team
Palestine Marathon 2019 Team
Palestine Marathon 2019 Team

Some of the friends of ABCD

Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability | Charity No:  1097623

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