Ending the cycle of poverty through education

A unique approach to helping at-risk youth and their families in Israel

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What is Afikim?

Afikim is a nonprofit organization, established about ten years ago, that strives to provide children at-risk in Israel, and their parents, with tools to help them escape the cycle of poverty, first and foremost through education. Afikim’s unique projects include a comprehensive and holistic approach that helps not only the child, but his family as well.

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Why Afikim?

A growing number of Israel’s children are in danger! Living in extreme poverty, they face the bitter challenges of hunger, want, insecurity and despair. Statistically, their chances for a better future are slim.

But with immediate and drastic intervention, these children, and their families, can be saved! Afikim offers a unique, two-pronged program that works with both disadvantaged children and their parents on a long-term basis, providing the tools they need to break out of the cycle of poverty.

The Afikim Project

Our programs

Afikim’s unique projects include a comprehensive and holistic approach that helps not only the child, but his family as well.

Run for Afikim

Run4Afikim

RUN4AFIKIM is a fundraising running event organized by Afikim every year. Dozens of athletes from Israel and around the world participate in a three-day relay race from Jerusalem to Eilat.

Every athlete gets sponsored in order to participate in the race and all donations are used to further Afikim’s programs: learning centers, afternoon club and other activities throughout Israel.