MET Holy Land Projects

The McCabe Educational Trust partners three organizations with which we have a long-standing relationship.   Every McCabe pilgrim to the Holyland will visit at least one of these remarkable projects as part of their pilgrimage itinerary.  When people see the need, they respond, and often this visit is remembered as the highlight of the pilgrimage.   Each of these organizations is run by a remarkable Christian director, battling against the odds to provide a better future for the children in their care.  In every case, like Christ, compassion is shown regardless of the background of the child in need.

Jeel Al Amal Boys Home in Bethany  

Bethany was once home to Mary, Martha and Lazarus and only a “Palm Sunday” walk over the Mt of Olives from Jerusalem.   The village is now in economic collapse, hidden from view behind the new Separation Security Wall.   Our support is so valued, as otherwise they feel they would be forgotten.

Al Shurooq Blind School in Bethlehem

Helen Shehadeh is an elder of St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland in Jerusalem and is a long-time friend of many of our regular Scottish pilgrimage organisers.   Over the last few years we have been so excited to play our part in helping the school move into brand new purpose built premises.

The Bethlehem Arab Rehabilitation Centre

Edmund Shehadeh directs a hospital of a staggering scale considering that the work is reliant on voluntary donations to exist at all.  The focus is on mending shattered lives.  All forms of disability are tackled and children in particular are given the tools to integrate into normal society.  McCabe pilgrim groups often lunch here contributing to the work through their meal and gift shop purchases.

To make a donation to the Trust’s work CLICK HERE

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