The Rev Father Hanna Daleh
The Birzeit Elderly People’s home will be able to offer beds for up to 16 elderly people and a secure and safe environment in which to live. It is situated opposite St Peter’s Church and construction of the ground floor of the two storey building is now complete.
The ground floor will house a community centre which will provide a space for community events with participants of all ages.
The need for such a home is great in the West Bank, as those who can, emigrate for the better prospects of the west leaving elderly family members behind. The Christian population has shrunk heavily over the last few years and those left need help and support in the later years of their lives.
The Diocese of Jerusalem, through the construction of the Birzeit home, will seek to offer a lifeline to these people. By so doing it will strive to keep their hope alive through this ‘faith in action.’