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

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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The people of Bethlehem are now under lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak

Edmund Shehadeh, the Director reports:

We are currently looking after 30 infected patients and helping to support over 2,500 people in Bethlehem under precautionary home isolation, and this number is still increasing.

Our work relies on voluntary donations and this pandemic has brought us to breaking point.

We are critically short of basic hygiene necessities such as gloves, masks, hygiene kits, sterilization material and sterilized gowns. We are running short of antibiotics, fever reducers and other medication for existing patients who are now at high risk of contracting the virus.

We appeal to friends of McCabe to help BASR continue to be a shining example of Christian love to the people of Bethlehem.

Please help BASR with a donation large or small

To donate online now visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/BASR

Or send a cheque payable to McCabe Educational Trust to the address below with BASR written on the back.

Or download a donations form (https://files.constantcontact.com/…/9e868ecb-8f65-4017-8b81… ) which includes bank details for online transfers.

The McCabe Educational Trust will forward donations immediately with no deductions for administration. Please do help if you can.

McCabe Educational Trust,
11 Hillgate Place,
Balham Hill,
Londo SW12 9ER

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