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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Our Vision and Values

Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability’s main aim is to support the non-discriminatory delivery of accessible, appropriate, affordable, and high calibre holistic rehabilitation for every child with disabilities and support for their family.

ABCD sponsors community based programmes which provide medical aid, rehabilitation programmes both physical and mental, education programmes and other such services relevant to the needs of disabled children and their families. This includes the manufacture and provision of aids and equipment and, on occasion, residential facilities.

ABCD also sponsors the costs associated the professional development of our partners. Funding training programmes and specialist workshops ensures our partners have the best possible guidance available to them.

The Board of Trustees meet on a quarterly basis to review activities and determine policy. ABCD's Project Manager, Firas Sarhan, ensures that the charity continues to meet the grassroots needs of the communities. Through regular communication with ABCD's partners, he ensures that the Trustees are always aware of how ABCD can help on the ground, and oversees the running of the projects your donations facilitate.

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Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability | Charity No:  1097623

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