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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ABCD Latest News
Catch up with all our latest news, and please do share your ABCD exploits with us so we can tell the world! ​

Spring Bulletin 2019

Your support has allowed ABCD to bring rehabilitation to a further refugee camp, Al Arroub near Hebron.

Palestine Marathon 2019

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

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.

Autumn Bulletin 2018

Welcome to the ABCD Autumn 2018 Newsletter. It’s a real privilege to share with you the stories of just a few of the children whose lives are being improved through rehabilitation.

ABCD at Greenbelt 2018

It was fantastic to be able to meet so many of you at Greenbelt Festival this year.

 

Spring Bulletin 2018

Welcome, supporters, to ABCD’s Spring Bulletin in which you will find updates on our work across the West Bank and other news regarding our support of children and their families who we are privileged to help thanks to your generous funding.

 

Palestinian Lunch - Hampshire

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

ABCD Carol Concert 2017

ABCD's inauguaral Carol Concert was held last night in the stunning St George's Bloomsbury.

 

Autumn Bulletin 2017

ABCD works through Palestinian partners, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR) based in Beit Jala, The Sheepfold in Beit Sahour and two UNWRA Refugee Camps in Jalazone and Nour Shams.

 

Autumn 2019 Newsletter 

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 Autumn 2019 Newsletter

 


 

 

Music Therapy Programme 2017

Sophie Williams, a music therapist who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, undertook at 10 week music therapy programme at the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation in 2017. The following is Sophie's report of her time in the West Bank, the numerous projects engaged with and some of the children she got to know:

Tribute to Rupert Ridge

It is with very great regret and great sadness we report the death of Rupert Ridge in his 69th year. Rupert was a past Chairman and dear friend of ABCD.

Palestine Marathon 2017

In our most elaborate fundraiser to date, ABCD sent a team of adventurous people take part in the Palestinian Marathon on 31st March, 2017. Our hearty group of runners completed a mix of either a full or half marathon or a 10K run depending on their abilities.

Some of the friends of ABCD

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