The Sheepfold – continuing to give vital help and support to the most severely disabled children.
The Sheepfold, based in Beit Sahour near Bethlehem, helps children and young people with a wide range of special needs, especially those with no other place to go.
The special needs classes, development activities, physiotherapy and small-scale humanitarian aid to the children and their families, including medical expenses, that The Sheepfold offers are critical for these most needy of children.
ABCD supports The Sheepfold in a number of ways, including the provision of adapted buggies and wheelchairs. Families are guided in how to care best for their children at home, as well as knowing they have a safe place to turn to if they need help.
Here are the stories of some of the children you have helped to support:
Dunia*, who has Down’s Syndrome and speech delay, enjoys her time at The Sheepfold. She’s settled in very well and loves to learn on the computer using a programme for those with such special needs. Dunia has also been given remedial exercises by the speech therapist to help improve her breathing.
The Sheepfold is incredibly important to Ahmed*. The doctors didn’t really expect him to live much longer due to his age and profound disability. He’s still weak and poorly, but he still loves coming to The Sheepfold and where they are helping make the remainder of his life as happy as possible. He has two physiotherapy sessions per week – one at the centre and one at home.
(*Names of all the children have been changed)
How you can help
The economic situation continues to deterioriate across the region, and all our partners need your support to keep meeting the needs of their communities. Please help them by clicking here to donate today.