East Jerusalem YMCA, Israel/Occupied Palestine

Contact: Mr Nader Abu Amsha (Director)
Website: www.ej-ymca.org/rehab/en
Focus: Rehabilitation and rights for those with disability

EJ-YMCA Rehabilitation Programme seeks to socially and economically reintegrate people with disabilities and those traumatised as a result of political violence. They take a holistic approach by addressing vocational and psychosocial needs as well as enabling people to understand and obtain their rights. They also work to create an accepting and supportive communities by carrying out education around disability through workshops and general awareness-raising. This is in the West Bank and East Jerusalem areas: Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron, Jericho, Ramallah, Nablus, Salfeet, Jenin& Tubas and Tulkarem & Qaqilya.

WDR believes it is important to walk alongside the most marginalised and this is often in places where there is conflict.

A member of the WDR committee visited Nader at EJ-YMCA in 2016.

Nader shares about the work of the YMCA in East Jerusalem here:




God of love, justice and forgiveness, open our eyes, minds and hearts to Palestine and Israel.
Places that must ache your merciful heart.
Lord our comforter, we ask you to keep the families of detained children in your precious care.
Give them strength, comfort and the patience needed.
O our healing and loving God, we put in your hands those children affected by the violence.
Thank you for the East Jerusalem YMCA staff who offer counselling to the children.
We pray for strength and resilience for them.
We ask You, God of light and love, to help us to seek justice for all, love mercy and walk humbly with You Lord.