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a-Ram Local Council
Ali Maslamani, Council President
02-234-8808
St Salman al-Farissi, al-Aqbat suburb, a-Ram, Jerusalem

The local council was founded by residents to manage their needs and daily life affairs in 1982 and was registered by the Palestinian Authority's Local Government Ministry in 1995.The Local Council of a-Ram works to provide residents with the necessary and basic infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads in addition to education facilities and health services.

Professionalism, youth and development.

A-Ram is a developed town with good infrastructure, fully provided services and an essential piece of the Jerusalem fabric.

The Local Council in a-Ram will work on developing the infrastructure and employing the youth to serve their interests and serve the community as a whole.

  1. Maintenance of the water network in order to reduce the rate of leakage, which is presently estimated at about 25 per cent.

  2. Developing the electricity network and replacing old wooden utility poles.

  3. Coming up with alternative ways to manage waste, including solid waste.

  4. Raising youth awareness on the importance of community and public work.

  5. Working to establish an emergency medical centre.

  6. Working to establish a civil defence centre for a-Ram and the neighbouring villages.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteering is possible to achieve the aforementioned goals and projects, particularly in the fields of youth development. Volunteers should be fluent in Arabic.

Wish List:
  1. Trainers in project management

  2. Experts in the fields of planning and construction

What We Have to Offer:
  1. Information on the village, including population, the health sector, economic sector and the village's master plan.

  2. Meeting hall.

  3. Several trainings and workshops, including, for instance, youth leadership training, training on the rule of law and communication.

Programmes and Projects
  1. Reviewing and assessing the community's needs in order to fulfil them in the most efficient manner.

  2. Conducting a series of workshops for youth on security, order, and hygiene.

  3. Establishing a station for recycling and removing contaminants from wastewater.

  4. Establishing a dump for solid waste.

  5. Activating the role of the youth and giving them the opportunity to work in the community through the creation of a local youth council.