About the project
The Ge’ulim Elementary School is a secular public elementary school that serves children in the Baka and Talpiot neighborhoods. The Jerusalem Foundation created a computer laboratory at the school in 1981 and expanded the school’s enrichment program beginning in 1989. In 1990, the Foundation organized a community project to build an adventure playground on the school premises. Students of the school and hundreds of neighborhood residents together with American architect Robert Leathers, who specialized in community playground projects, designed and built the wooden playground that they dubbed Meshugabaka, a combination of the Hebrew word for crazy and the name of the neighborhood, Baka. The Foundation has also provided library books for the school.