Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability

Improving the quality of life of children with disabilities across the West Bank

The Centre for Rehabilitation Al Arroub Camp

ABCD was approached by Al Arroub Refugee Camp Rehabilitation Centre for help and they have become our latest partner in 2019.

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

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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Autumn Newsletter 2020

This newsletter brings both bad and good news and I urge you all to read from cover to cover to discover what has been happening in ABCD’s year

PalArt 2020 – Art for Palestine  

To raise funds to support the work of ABCD Bethlehem, we’re pleased to announce the launch of PalArt 2020, an online auction of original artworks by British, Palestinian and international artists.

COVID-19 Update

A second wave of Covid 19 has hit the West Bank - the areas deeply effected are the Hebron and Greater Bethlehem Districts. Once again the ABCD funded rehabilitation centres in Jalazone and Al Arroub refugee camps have had to close. Our professional therapists are doing their utmost to suppport the vulnerable children remotely. The number of cases and deaths reported are significantly higher than the first wave of infection. We send the Palestinian people our sympathies.

 

 

 Mike Leigh

DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER AND PLAYWRIGHT MIKE LEIGH OBE FRSL SUPPORTS ABCD BETHLEHEM

ABCD now in it's 34th year, works on Palestine's West Bank through local partners, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR), based in Beit Jala near Bethlehem.

Spring Bulletin 2020

ABCD are proud of our local partners in Palestine who have taken on different procedures
 to continue their vital work with children with disabilities.

Autumn Bulletin 2019

ABCD now in it's 34th year, works on Palestine's West Bank through local partners, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR), based in Beit Jala near Bethlehem.

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!

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.

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.

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