AFEDJ Board of Trustees visits the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre
The Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre received a senior delegation from the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ), headed by both the current Executive Director Mr. John Lent, and the newly appointed Executive Director Ms. Eileen Spencer.
During this visit, our General Director Mrs. Violette Mubarak, and our Medical Director, Dr. Waddah Malhees led the group on a tour throughout the Rehabilitation Centre and the inclusive school, highlighting the significant capital projects and vital programs that AFEDJ had supported this year.
Our General Director honored JPBC’s long partnership with AFEDJ, “AFEDJ’s support and dedication to our mission and ministry, which under the leadership of John Lent had gone from strength to strength”. She also expressed her delight in welcoming Ms. Eileen Spencer, to her new role, who in turn shared her excitement in further developing our special partnership. Mrs. Mubarak confirmed that it was the aim and hope of JPBC to enjoy many more years of strong partnership with AFEDJ.
In response, the current Executive Director of the AFEDJ said that the AFEDJ Board of Trustees and staff were grateful for the warm welcome they had received at Basma Centre on Wednesday, October 12. He added; “We were able to see first-hand the remarkable, life-changing work of the Centre and the impact it has on the lives of the most vulnerable Palestinians – children and young people with physical and cognitive disabilities”. JPBC gives these children and their families in East Jerusalem and throughout Palestine the expert care and support that allow them to have productive and dignified lives. “AFEDJ is honored to be a partner with this place of healing and hope.”
It is worth mentioning that the partnership between the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre was established in 1988.