“Ritaj” eagerly walks down the aisle of the rehabilitation centre that is adjacent to the therapeutic rooms. She pedals her wheelchair with all her strength and determination towards the physiotherapy room in order to start exercising. She tries her best to compete her disability and insists to overcome her current state of indolence. Ritaj is a four year old girl, ... Read More »
This is the first admission for Hussein, a one and a half year old boy from Jericho. Hussein is the third child of intermarriage after his brothers; Osama (9 years) and Saher (7 year). Wafa’, Hussein’s mother, became aware of her son’s condition after her experience with her first child who suffers from brain atrophy and global psychomotor delay. Hussein ... Read More »
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 »
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein Many complaints were made about Amir at school, that’s when Narmeen– Ameer’s mother- realized a problem was looming ahead on her son’s path at school. Amir, a ten year old boy ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »