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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NUR SHAMS REFUGEE CAMP

‘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 is situated close to Tulkarem in north west Palestine’s West Bank. The camp was established in 1952 with a population of 3,000 people, it now houses 10,000 people.

The overcrowding is acute, with no outdoor public space, no playground, no park area or football ground. Electricity is intermittent and water rationed during the summer months.  Unemployment is around 60%, with up to 500 disabled people needing help.

At Nur Shams Rehabilitation Centre ABCD sponsors the salaries of a physiotherapist and a speech and language therapist. ABCD also funded, installed and supported the training and running costs of a sensory room which facilitates the holistic rehabilitation which can be adapted to the specific needs of each child.

The families of treated children are encouraged to share similar and solve problems and build community support networks as they can feel very isolated.

How We Help

  • Children with walking and movement difficulties
  • Mental disability
  • Hearing issues
  • Visual Impairment
  • Autism
  • Trauma Counselling

How You Can Help

  • Build up an equipment library for wheelchairs, crutches, adaptive seating and other necessities to be loaned on a short-term basis
  • Build up a fund to supply individual children with necessary permanent special needs, wheelchairs, walking frames, specially fitted orthotics, medical boots, specially adapted seating, hearing aids and eyeglasses and other small but necessary aids.

 

Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams - Physiotherapy
Nur Shams - Physiotherapy
Nur Shams – Speech and Language
Nur Shams – Speech and Language
Nur Shams - Physiotherapy
Nur Shams - Physiotherapy
Nur Shams – Speech and Language
Nur Shams – Speech and Language
Nur Shams Refugee Camp
Nur Shams Refugee Camp

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