I am writing to you on behalf of the Askar Camp Local Committee for Rehabilitation (LRC). We would like to thank your organization for the generous grant of 2,000 Euro towards the costs of running our new rehabilitation program. The program provides support for children who suffer from Encephalic Palsy, and is conducted at our Rehabilitation Center in Askar Refugee Camp. Through the practical solidarity of organizations such as yours we are now well on the way towards reaching 50% of the projected annual running costs of the project. Thus, we are making significant progress towards achieving the project’s
objectives as outlined in the funding proposal we sent you. These objectives are being pursued through a range of daily activities which, thanks to your generous donation, we can now afford to conduct. Without these opportunities, the children we target would otherwise be left at home without access to education. Currently, the services we provide include the following:
- Special education classes at our Rehabilitation Center for 15 children. These classes provide literacy training, creative arts activities and opportunities to develop social skills through interaction with peers.
- Occupational and physical therapy sessions to address basic daily function as members of society and activities required for everyday life
- Recreational activities to promote social integration into the extended community.
With the level of funding we currently have, we are able to provide rehabilitation activities and services to a total of 96 children in the Nablus area. It is important to note that the children’s families also benefit, since we aim to ease some of the challenges and difficulties which families will have inevitably experienced when caring for a disabled child without support.
The grant of 2000 Euros provided by the Palestinian Solidarity Movement Belgium has made a very valuable contribution towards providing these essential activities. Most importantly, it has allowed us to meet the salary and costs of employing (on a part time basis) one physiotherapist and one special education teacher. Thanks to this grant, we can employ them for a nine month period.
Once again, on behalf of the LRC, I would like to thank you for your generous response to our request for funding and to assure you that your contribution is being put to very constructive use. We hope that we can continue to work together over the coming years in the pursuit of our objectives.