The Psychosocial Counseling Center for Women, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Development and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Bethlehem, organized a theatrical performance titled “Sandy and Candy” on Monday, December 19, 2022, as part of the “Day for All” initiative. The performance was attended by 380 children with disabilities from six institutions that cater to people with disabilities, namely: Child Jesus, Al Wahat, Zuhur Al Amal, Al Shorouq School for the Blind, the Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, and the Hope Association and School in Al-Abidi.
The presentation, aimed at fostering happiness and spreading joy among children, included an artistic performance by a group of visually impaired children from Al Shorouq School for the Blind, distribution of gifts, and a healthy meal.
The theatrical performance was the first activity within the “Day for Everyone” initiative, which also included a workshop entitled as “Self-Care and Integrated Security” targeting 25 visually impaired women in collaboration with the Al-A’laa School for the Blind, a visit to the Kirsch Foundation, and a television interview with Israa Zaidan, who is herself visually impaired, to discuss the most important issues and challenges facing people with disabilities in general and visually impaired women in particular.
The initiative is part of the project “Enabling victims and survivors to access protection services and participate in response plans to gender-based violence”, project which is implemented in partnership with UN Women, and funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF).