The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre has a small handicrafts workshop known as “the Sheltered Workshop” that serves people suffering from physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities from Jerusalem and its surroundings. Persons with Disabilities, who are referred from the Ministry of Social Affairs to the centre’s sheltered workshop, are trained to various skills, and work in a safe environment.
The aim of this program is to provide avenues for capacity building and job creation for people with disabilities that will help them become gradually independent and integrated in the community. A personalized vocational training program is prepared for each one based on his or her disability, functioning level, needs and interest.
The 24 male and female persons with disability currently employed at the Sheltered Workshop carry out different activities such as carpeting, knitting sea grass products i.e. baskets, traditional coffee stools, in addition painting and packaging. In addition to the daily routine work, the participants also enjoy daily meals, social activities, holiday celebrations, and recreational trips. The revenue of the workshop products such as ceramic trays, coffee tables and sea grass furniture goes to cover the cost of rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities at the Centre.
Working days: From Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.