African Community Society

National Network

Jerusalem/ Old City, Ala, Eldin Str.17
Palestinian Territories

Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Heritage
  3. International/Cultural relations
General Information
The African Community Society, ACS is a Palestinian non- governmental non-profit organization founded by the Afro- Palestinian community in Jerusalem in 1983.  It is an offshoot of the Sudanese Welfare club which was active between 1965 and 1967, the year when Israel occupied Jerusalem. It is also a revival of the African Youth Club, which was established in 1978 but was forced to close in the mid- eighties due to financial hardships.
Mission and Objectives

Jerusalem’s Old City enjoys development and its population of youth, women and children live a standard of living that responds to their needs.
Mission statement:
To promote the Old City, empower and rehabilitate the children. Youth and women by improving their living conditions in accordance with the continuous studies of their needs.
Strategic Objectives:
To promote development in the Old City Jerusalem.
To empower and rehabilitate targeted groups.
To establish and increase networking with local and international organizations.
To invest institutional building
Short Term Objectives:
To raise awareness among Jerusalemite youth about the humane cultural heritage of the Palestinian people.
To introduce Jerusalem and the Old City from a Palestinian perspective.
To introduce the religious and historical buildings in the Old City and Jerusalem.
To introduce the social fabric of the Palestinian society in Jerusalem
2-1 To work on limiting the rate of family Violence.
2-2 To work on limiting the phenomenal school diligence.
3-1 To empower women and youth and train them with computer and specialized skills.
3-2 To provide permanent financial support.
4-1 To increase the activity of the institution to achieve its goals.
4-2 To organize the society.
4-3 To develop the abilities of its staff.

Main Projects / Activities


Contact (1) Full Name
Mousa Qous
Job Title
Executive director
Head of the organisation