The Jerusalem Princess Basma Center conducts a training program for two of its partner centers
The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre conducted a one-training workshop for Star Mountain and Al- Awda Rehabilitation centers staff at the Basma Centre premises on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The Basma team was able to share their expertise with the staff members of the two partner centers.
From her side, the General Director of the Basma Centre, Mrs. Violette Mubarak, praised the efforts of the rehabilitation centers staff and explained, “ We, at the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre, a national center which aims to provide services to all Palestinian children with disabilities and their families, are striving to transfer our experience and disseminate our knowledge in the field of a comprehensive rehabilitation to all partner centers in the governorates of the country, in order to raise the level of services provided and achieve the best outcomes for Palestinian children with disabilities.”
Ms. Abeer Hamdan from Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center highlighted the importance of the range of service provision, and the value of the different configurations of rooms for treatment, creating opportunities to deliver a variety of treatment sessions to reach different goals. In addition, she praised the observation rooms (that are designed so that the mothers can be part of each therapy session), emphasizing the importance of the role of parents in the treatment process for their children and their impact on their progress in the therapeutic sessions.
From his perspective, Ibrahim Bani Ghora, from Al-Awda Rehabilitation Center said; “It is remarkable that the Basma Center has a multidisciplinary team, where the therapists are specialized in their own field, whilst at the same time being familiar with the work of each other, enabling the Centre to treat children with a comprehensive approach, from multiple aspects.” He adds; “This enhances the children’s development and furthers the progress in their treatment at the Basma Centre”
This training came under ‘Empowering and Advocating for the Rights of Mothers and their Children with Disabilities, in the West Bank’ in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Family Health International (FHI 360), within the framework of the Civic and Community Participation Project which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project seeks to optimize life opportunities for children with disabilities in the West Bank and to empower and resource their mothers to support their child and advocate for disability rights in their community.