About the project
The Rimonim (Pomegranates) Kindergarten serves children with emotional and learning disabilities and mild retardation. The school operates three-six classes for a total of 40-60 children each year. Staff includes special education teachers, a psychologist and social worker. The curriculum includes art, music, speech, movement and occupational therapy. The Jerusalem Foundation supported several projects at the kindergarten’s original City Center location, including the purchase of equipment in 1987 and renovation of the facility’s entrance, main hall, kitchen, bathrooms, classrooms and playground in 1997. The Foundation supported relocation of the kindergarten to a building on the premises of the Argentina School in 2004. Work included acquisition of furnishings, renovation of the play yard and support for extracurricular activities. The new facility was dedicated as the Ruthie & Sam Kindergarten.