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

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

In November, 2016, ABCD's Project Manager, Firas Sarhan, with Physiotherapists Lesley Gillon and Alice Inman facilitated a two week training course for the medical staff of Jalazone and Nour Shames refugee camps.

Twelve people from each camp partook of the course and found it hugely beneficial.
Training Programme for Therapists and Health Workers in the Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy
​Lesley is an Independent Physiotherapist and Manual Handling Practitioner MSc. PG Cert (HE) MCSP HPCP reg. She is also Chair of ADAPT (Chartered Physiotherapists in International Health and Development). ADAPT is a professional network of physiotherapists in International Health and Development.

​Due to the success of the course, ABCD hopes to run similar courses in 2017.

Music Therapy Placement at Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation

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

This proved a wholly successful project. ABCD has repated the placement this year to great success but sadly, without the University of South Wales.

​Nick Wilsdon, a music therapy student, spent 8 weeks in August and September with the BASR in Beit Jala setting up music therapy groups both at the centre and at outreach programmes. Supported in his clinical work by our Music Therapy Trustee, Canon Claire Tillotson and with the help and support of all of the staff at BASR, Nick has managed to complete a successful and mutially beneficial placement which ABCD hopes to repeat in the years ahead.

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