The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre conducts a training program for two of its partner centers
The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre conducted a training workshop for Ithna Community Centre and Yatta Community Center staff at the Basma Centre premises on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The Basma team were able to share their expertise with the staff members of both partner centers. The workshop included a tour of all the Centre’s facilities. Additionally, the staff of the two partner centers participated in a series of therapeutic sessions in which the Basma Centre multidisciplinary team shared their experiences with them.
The General Director of Basma Centre, Violette Mubarak, stated that joint work with families and partner centers is a priority for the Centre, "As a national center, we aim to reach all children with disabilities throughout Palestine." She pointed out the importance of the role of families and partner centers in maintaining service delivery.
In addition, she praised the work of field staff who are committed in their responsibility to children with disabilities and their families, and pointed out the importance of continuing to provide them with services even with limited resources.
Omar Khalil Muhammad, director of Yatta Community Center, thanked the Basma Centre for its various programs that help to support children with disabilities and to provide them with equal opportunities in education and rehabilitation. He pointed out that the Princess Basma Centre's programs in Jerusalem continuously aim to reach Palestinian children with disabilities, especially in marginalized areas, to ensure the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services, while offering support and empowerment to their families.
It is worth noting that this training day takes place within the framework of the program "Building the Capacity of Community-Based Rehabilitation Organizations to Serve Marginalized Families with Children with Disabilities in the West Bank," funded by Embrace the Middle East, which aims to, raise awareness of the importance of supporting and empowering the families of children with disabilities and making them partners in the therapeutic process as "shadow therapists", as well as sharing experiences with partner center staff to ensure continuity in the provision of high quality services in the best interest of children with disabilities.