Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability

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

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Life for children with disabilities in Palestine is unbelievably tough. You can help to make their lives better, bringing them rehabilitation and support, and educating their communities.

Our Vision and Values

Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability’s main aim is to support the non-discriminatory delivery of accessible, appropriate, affordable, and high calibre holistic rehabilitation for every child with disabilities and support for their family.

ABCD sponsors community based programmes which provide medical aid, rehabilitation programmes both physical and mental, education programmes and other such services relevant to the needs of disabled children and their families. This includes the manufacture and provision of aids and equipment and, on occasion, residential facilities.

ABCD also sponsors the costs associated the professional development of our partners. Funding training programmes and specialist workshops ensures our partners have the best possible guidance available to them.

The Board of Trustees meet on a quarterly basis to review activities and determine policy. ABCD's Project Manager, Firas Sarhan, ensures that the charity continues to meet the grassroots needs of the communities. Through regular communication with ABCD's partners, he ensures that the Trustees are always aware of how ABCD can help on the ground, and oversees the running of the projects your donations facilitate.

Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation (BASR)

Currently, ​ABCD supports the running of BASR's Community Based Rehabilitation Programme, who work across the Greater Bethlehem and Hebron region, and the BASR's Music Therapy Programme.

Jalazone Refugee Camp

Jalazone Refugee Camp near Ramallah started in 1948 with 3,500 people, it now houses around 15,000 residents. The Camp occupies 2 square kilometres, the same as it did when set up in 1948.

Nur Shams Refugee Camp

Nur Shams refugee camp is situated close to Tulkarem in the north west of Palestine. The camp was established in 1952 with a population of 3,000 people.

The Sheepfold

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.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a powerful medium which helps children who may struggle to express themselves. We aim to bring this therapy to the Refugee Camps, and to deliver two, rather than one, ten week Music Therapy projects a year.

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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.

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