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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Palestinian Lunch - Hampshire

ABCD's inaugural regional Palestinian Lunch was held on 13th May at St Mary Bourne Village Hall, Hampshire.

Just over 100 guests were treated to a spread any Palestinian family would be proud of - hummus, arabic salad, tabbouleh, chicken marinated in thyme and orange, and, of course, baklava.

A raffle compiled of entirely Palestinan winnings, from ceramics to recipe books, was a real hit.

To top it all off, a few generous guests put together an incredible impromptu auction, with lots including a stay in a house in Gascony, hospitality tickets to the England vs. India one-day cricket at the Rose Bowl, and a case of wine.

An incredible total of just over £8,000 was raised! A huge thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it such a great event.

If you think you would like to hold a Palestinian Lunch for ABCD, do let us know and we'll be more than happy to help. Check out what we can help with, or contact us now!

 


 

 

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