iHolyLandTours is a proud and long time sponsor of the Al Basma Center in Bethlehem. A portion of all tour sales also go to support this great organization.
Al Basma Special Rehabilitation Centre is a place where young adults with learning disabilities can go during the day for training in valuable life and work skills. The centre is in Beit Sahour, just East of Bethlehem in an area renowned for its olive wood carving.
The centre was founded in 1987 and served just 5 clients when it first opened. Since that time it has grown considerably and now serves 36 young adults aged from 12 years old and up. At the centre clients spend every morning manufacturing products for sale. They make recycled paper, compress paper blocks for heating, weave rugs and carve olive wood. Olive wood is of particular importance to the area and has spiritual significance for many visitors.Learn More