About the project
El-Su’achra El-Garbiya Boys’ School is an elementary and junior high school that serves the Arab villages of Jabel Mukaber and Su’chra Garbiya. The school began as a one-story structure with two classrooms in 1970 and has built additional floors over the years to accommodate a growing student population. Due to a continued lack of space, as of 2007 the school met in two locations: grades 1-3 and 7-9 are housed in the main Jabel Mukaber school building, and grades 4-6 in a school building in Sur Baher. The Jerusalem Foundation supported creation of a public library branch in the main school in 1980. The library is used by students as well as approximately 2,000 village residents.