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Elders of Birzeit and Atara Visit the Wadi Al-Bathan in Nablus.

The Birzeit Social Development & Cultural Center (BSCC) organized a recreational trip for 50 elderly citizens of Birzeit and Atara to beautiful Wadi Al-Bathan on August 30. This event — like their trip to Qatrawani Park earlier in the month — was supported by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF).  Members and volunteers of BSCC, including a nurse, were there to enjoy the day as well and accompany the elders.

            The Wadi Al-Bathan is located northeast of the city of Nablus, where fresh waterfalls flowing throughout the year provide a lush setting of greenery that flourishes throughout all seasons.  It is a perennial destination for local visitors and tourists.  In addition to the gardens and waterfalls, local heritage shops offer Palestinian pottery, wheat straw crafts and other traditional arts for sale. 

            The BSCC carries out the Center’s activities in open spaces and within health protocols, knowing that both HCEF and local civic institutions place great importance in safely communicating with local community establishments and supporting humanitarian activities for its beloved elderly population. Games such as cards and bingo and activities such as singing and dancing bring joy to many hearts and smiles to the faces of these older Palestinians, who have spent their lives sustaining their country and serving their own children and younger generations. For the elders these excursions help to relieve the daily psychological pressures of living under a hostile occupation that curtails access to water, electrical use and other modern conveniences that developed nations take for granted. 

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            The Birzeit Social Development and Cultural Center (BSCC) is a program of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation. The Center follows the objectives of the Foundation in supporting women, elders and youth in order to advance their work in the local community and to enable them to carry out the responsibilities entrusted to them in the areas of social, cultural, health, and recreational services. For more information, call: 02-2811089 or go to https://hcef.org/pr

2021-10-11T18:31:02+00:00 September 24th, 2021|Categories: Birzeit Senior Citizen Center (BSCC) News, Press Releases|