Author Archives: Nisreen Manarious

“We are condemned to hope”

Mira, a child working for a Better Tomorrow It is the thirteenth admission for Mira Masri into the rehabilitation program at the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre. Mira is four years and seven months, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a result of placental abruption from her mother’s uterus prior the delivery, causing Mira’s mother to suffer a severe bleeding. The critical situation obliged ... Read More »

Mothers of Children with disabilities are ambassadors for change and a guarantee for success through the Mother Empowerment Program

Supported by the Canadian Representative Office Clarification of Concepts: The need for empowerment stems from the inability of an individual or a group of people to achieve their ambitions and invest their full potentials because of the artificial barriers created by other individuals or groups within the same society; it’s an expression of indisputable inequality, separation and marginalization.According to Oxfam ... Read More »

The Right Honorable Archbishop of Canterbury visits the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre hosted the Most Reverend, The Right Honorable Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby along with his wife Mrs. Caroline Welby, accompanied by the Most Reverend Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East and the Chairman of the Centre, Suheil Dawani, including his wife Mrs. Shafiqa Dawani together with a group of clergymen and eminent personalities. Mr. Ibrahim Faltas, General Director ... Read More »

The JPBC conducts awareness workshops about ADHD in 7 schools in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC) conducted several workshops to the academic staff members of seven schools in Jerusalem. The workshops aimed at empowering the teachers with effective communication skills and helping them gain pedagogical interaction expertise as to use with children, especially ones with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Teachers were vested with the knowledge to diagnose the students’ ... Read More »

Mothers of children with ASD participating in World Autism Awareness Week

  The Jerusalem Princess Basma concluded all the events held during the World Autism Awareness Week by conducting a variety of activities for mothers and families of children with ASD who are enrolled in the Jerusalem Basma Inclusive School. The coordinated event exposed the mothers and members of the family to sensory, motor and communication activities that provoked their senses in a similar ... Read More »

As part of the EU funded project “Persons with Disability in East Jerusalem enjoy Improved Living Conditions”, The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre continues to develop its service on Autism.

5 years ago, The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre with funds from the EU/Diakonia established its Autism Spectrum Disorder services as one of the most important programs of the centre. Since then the centre has become one of the leading institutions in Palestine in providing comprehensive rehabilitation services and inclusive education for children with autism coming for the East Jerusalem in ... Read More »

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Under the patronage of his Grace Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and with a recorded speech of Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal of Jordan, the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 28th 2016. The event was attended by a number of distinguished guests representing partners and supporters of the centre, namely the Governor of Jerusalem Mr. ... Read More »

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre continues to develop its services on ASD and ADHD in the East Jerusalem area.

In 2015, the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center started implementing Phase II of the EU-Diakonia funded Project “People with Disabilities in East Jerusalem Enjoy Improved Living Conditions Project” (2015-2017). This phase of the project is being implemented by The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre in partnership with Diakona and Society of Saint Yves Catholic Centre for Human Rights with the aim to ... Read More »

PBC shares its experience on Autism at Al-Najah University

On 7 April 2016, the Princess Basma Center participated at a conference organized by Al-Najah Child Institute (part of Al-Najah University) under the title: “Autism Spectrum Disorder, Evidence Based Practices in Palestine”. The conference aimed at raising awareness among practitioners and experts in the field on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The organizers of the conference invited the Princess Basma Center ... Read More »

A meeting with a high profile delegation from the Republic of Malta

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre, represented by the General Director Mr. Ibrahim Faltas, and The Honourable Angelo Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives – Parliament of Malta, and Mr. Reuben Gauci- Representative of the Republic of Malta, met at the Malta Representative Office in Ramallah on 30 March 2016 to discuss cooperation on the issue of Autism. The Honourable Angelo ... Read More »