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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Archived News

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St Augustines Church, Downend, Bristol

St Augustine's Catholic Church in Downend, Bristol, have adopted ABCD as their international project for the year and have held numerous fundraising events to promote and raise funds for us.

The Georgina Mortimer Memorial

Georgina Mortimer was the co-founder of ABCD with Val Jourdan, MBE and sadly passed away in June last year. Georgina was at the heart of ABCD and very largely responsible for its growth and for its reputation as one of the foremost charities operating successfully in the West Bank.

Training Programme for Therapists and Health Workers

Training Programme for Therapists and Health Workers in the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy

 

Field Trip October 2016

In October, 2016 Firas Sarhan led a field trip to ABCD's projects along with the Communications Team at ABCD. To read their report, click the button below.

Lynne Al-Sad and Hannah's ABCD Walk

In August, Lynne and her daughter Hannah, embarked on a walk in memory of her husband, Heidar with donations made given to ABCD. Here is an extract from Lynne, describing their walk.

 

Music Therapy Placement 2016

In 2015, ABCD in conjunction with the University of South Wales set up a Music Therapy placement at the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR).

ABCD at Greenbelt 2016

In August ABCD took a stand at the Christian Greenbelt Festival at Boughton House, Northants.

Field Visit - April 2016

My first task as a new trustee was to see what we do, and my co-trustee Firas and my wife, Lucy, went in April.

Welcome New Trustees 2016

We welcome our three new trusties to ABCD

Some of the friends of ABCD

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