Without a job to bring home an income, people with special needs are considered to be a burden by their family.
Within the Palestinian Territories there is no financial support for anyone who does not have a job nor is there any support or advice for those seeking to find a job. The Olive Wood Project supports these men in their employment enabling them not only to earn an income for themselves, but also to learn many life skills to support them in all aspects of their lives.
The workshop is based in the heart of Bethlehem and provides meaningful employment for adults in the Bethlehem area who because of their disability need that extra help, support and training to both learn a craft and to keep a job.
Please consider supporting The Olive Wood Project in a practical way by purchasing any of our handmade and original olive wood products to help us to continue providing quality training, support and employment for these individuals.
Gifts available from the workshop include nativity sets, candle holders, cross / crucifix, creche, Christmas ornaments, and much more. All carvings are handmade in our workshop here in the Holy Land.