We were delighted that Cllr Mark Lygo, Lord Mayor of Oxford, was able to visit our friends in Al A'mari refugee camp during his recent historic Twinning visit to Ramallah. During his very full itinerary he met with Mousa Hadid, Mayor of Ramallah, and other city officials with a focus on the twinning agreement; discussed cultural links with Birzeit University; visited Ramallah’s sports track; and saw family business initiatives in the community.
At the Women’s Centre in the Al A’mari Refugee Camp he was presented with a Sewing Project Cloth linking Oxford with Al A’mari.
He talked with the British Council about the important links between Mandala Theatre, Oxford, and Ashtar Theatre in Ramallah, and followed this up with a visit to the Ashtar Theatre.
Young people from Mandala Theatre will be visiting Ramallah in the summer to take part in an international festival.