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“I am sorry to pass to you the bad news; unfortunately your future daughter will have lots of disabilities”. With these sharp words, Sa’ida prepared herself to welcome her second baby while she was in her second trimester of pregnancy. Sa’ida was saddened with the news she received after having a regular ultrasound examination to the fetus’ organs, but she ... Read More »

The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Kitchen Unit


Jerusalem, 29th November 2017 Under the Patronage of his Beatitude, the Archbishop Suheil Dawani, and the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, Mr. Adnan Al-Husseini, the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC) celebrated the opening ceremony of the newly renovated kitchen unit. The renovation of the kitchen unit was funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, through phase 10 of KfW’s Employment Generation ... Read More »

Fathers as caregivers accompanying their children with disabilities to the therapy sessions


In the Occupational Therapy Room that is crowded with mothers and their children with disabilities, there you see Mohammad’s father “Udai” practicing the exercises he is being trained on with the therapist while attending the therapy session with his son Mohammad. Enduring the hardships of everyday travel from Qarawat Bani Zaid all the way to Jerusalem to receive comprehensive rehabilitation ... Read More »

Music Therapy breaks through the barriers for Roleen


The voice of Roleen’s instrument sounds stunning to anyone who passes by her. People find her sitting on a bench in the front yard of JPBC playing tender tunes on her melodica. The little girl spends hours training passionately to perform the best melodies for her coming music therapy session. Roleen is 10 year old girl from Saffa, a village ... Read More »

Shifting to a family empowerment approach

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Khaled was born 3 months earlier than expected due to a car accident. This accident would leave Khaled struggling with Cerebral Palsy , while weighing 800 grams, and after being kept in the incubator for three months, the doctor realized that Khaled suffers from Quadriplegia and other visual problems. The little infant was admitted to the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre ... 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 »

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 »

Addressing Autism in Palestine


Palestine is usually mentioned in the news in the political context of the Palestinian /Israeli conflict and resulting violence. What receives less attention however is the daily social, cultural, educational, and health concerns in the Holy Land. In fact, Palestinian social services are strongly present, working to empower and enhance the daily lives of children, women, young people and people ... Read More »