The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre organizes a visit to the Jericho Municipality Community Center
The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre (JPBC) organized a visit to the Jericho Municipality Community Center, which is one of its local partner centers in the field within the Outreach Program. The purpose of this visit is to evaluate the conditions of the partner centers and discuss possible future needs and opportunities to develop the partnership and services offered in the partner centers. The delegation consisted of the JPBC Director General, Mrs. Violette Mubarak, and Medical Director, Dr. Waddah Malhees, as well as the Outreach Program Coordinator, Mrs. Lucy Gharyb, and the Director of Programs and Partnerships at Embrace the Middle East, Ms. Lydia Nash.
The Director of the Jericho Municipal Community Center, Mrs. Mahera Jaber, pointed out the importance of the partnership with the Basma Centre, because it is a source of support and exchange of experience in helping them advance their services, especially around the issue of proper diagnosis. Moreover, she says; "This partnership helps us a great deal in referring parents to an appropriate place that offers comprehensive and intensive rehabilitation services, especially for children with autism, and this of course helps to meet the needs on a larger scale."
The Manager of Programs and Partnerships, Mrs. Lydia Nash, expressed her admiration for the services that the Basma Centre provides to local partner centers, pointing out that the volume of services provided is a motivating factor for her, especially given the great successes despite the many challenges.
For his part, the Medical Director of the Basma Centre in Jerusalem, Dr. Waddah Malhees, said that in view of the great need, the role of the Princess Basma Centre in the field cannot be dispensed with, as the services provided to children, families and staff of the partner centers in the field are an important part of the package of services through which we aim to provide Comprehensive Rehabilitation services and Inclusive Education for all Palestinian children with disabilities.
The Outreach Program is considered one of the most important programs supporting JPBC's main services. It aims to reach as many Palestinian children with disabilities as possible in order to provide them with Comprehensive Rehabilitation services and treatment at the Basma Centre's Children's Rehabilitation Centre or other care providers, as needed, with the multidisciplinary Basma Centre shareing its experiences with partner center staff in order to maintain the quality of services provided in the field and ensure the sustainability of services to Palestinian children with disabilities.