An Inspirational Visit to Palestine
A group of our supporters are visiting two World of Children Honorees in Israel and Palestine to see firsthand how our generous donors have unlocked the future for children. Today, we recap their visit to Palestine, where 2008 Honoree Dr. Jumana Odeh and The Palestinian Happy Child Centre provide treatment and care for children with disabilities.
|In Palestine, being born with a developmental disorder often leads to a very isolated childhood. Not only do you have trouble finding specialized education and medical care, but you are also discouraged from talking openly about it. The cultural stigma against disability is so rampant that your doctor might even fail to tell your parents about your disorder in the first place. 2008 World of Children Health Honoree Dr. Jumana Odeh founded the Palestinian Happy Child Centre (PHCC) in 1994 to ensure children with disabilities have access to the services they need to thrive.|