We are always grateful when people write to us to thank us for the services they have received at BASR. You can read some of them below
My time in Bethlehem: a personal view of a placement in the Palestinian territories
It was overwhelming at times, and some evenings lying in bed it felt hopeless. There were many times I doubted myself and I wondered if what I was doing was beneficial.
Then a mother would tell you that their child managed to sit unaided for the first time or that their siblings were now playing with the child in a way to encourage independence, similar to your physiotherapy sessions, and you are reminded of why you chose this profession to start with.
You see the smile of the children when you walk in to the room and you know that giving up is simply not an option.
Before I left the West Bank, I asked the physiotherapists at BASR what I could do to help when returning to the UK.
All their answers were the same: tell them to come to Palestine! Come and share your knowledge and skills.
Alexandra Hejazi’S Expirience
Bethlehem Arab Society Rehabilitation
Today I visited an inspiration place, the Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation, a medical facility that is providing world-class treatment and care in the most difficult circumstances. BASR offers comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services to the people of Palestine, irrespective of gender, age, religion, and social class.
I had heard about BASR from Embrace the Middle East, which provides financial support to one of the programmes. They suggested that I would find a visit to BASR of interest.
Ken Perrett, Embrace the Middle East