Noor Society for people with disability began in 2010 from a group of mothers who have children with disabilities. Islam Abu Odeh, the founder, is an activist from Aida Refugee camp in Bethlehem. She is a mother of a child with cerebral palsy. As she began working with her child, she noticed a lack of support and attention given to children with similar disabilities. She wanted to find a solution to help the disabled and to support them in the surrounding community.
Islam started offering traditional Palestinian cooking classes in her own kitchen to provide funds for medicine and other helpful resources for this project. In addition to the cooking classes, Islam began offering physiotherapy and learning difficulty classes. Five years later, NOOR added the speech therapy program and started teaching at conferences and meetings to share awareness about disabilities and how to deal with them. Today, we have qualified physiotherapists, speech therapists, learning difficulty teachers, and psychologists. Because of the many successful outcomes, we are confident that our hard work will continue to be helpful, and we will continue to support children and adults with special needs.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to empower women and people with disabilities by providing support and necessary services.
Our vision is to see people with disabilities become confident, self-sufficient, and successful.