Afikim’s vision is that of a normalized Israeli society, where children from social and geographic peripheries have equal opportunities to succeed and advance in life, through education and hard-work. These children, the future of the State of Israel, complete high school with a full matriculation certificate, recruit to the IDF and National Service in significant positions and continue their professional paths by acquiring academic education that enables them to secure themselves economic independence.
Who we are
Afikim has been working for over a decade, striving to change the economic and social reality in Israel, where families in socioeconomic peripheries have a lower chance of breaking out of the cycle of poverty into economic independence. At Afikim, we believe that the key to economic independence and integration into the Israeli society is first and foremost through education.
For that reason Afikim’s activities focus on its learning centers and afternoon programs that provide educational support for children who have no access to high-quality education. We are delighted that our first cohort of graduates is currently completing their army service and venturing out on their academic studies, proving to us that this vision is not a legend, nor a dream, but our existing reality!
Afikim’s vision becomes a reality through the support of families, communities and companies in Israel and around the world, as well as a flourishing cooperation with foundations and social and governmental organizations.
We need your help!
Love, joy & happiness – these are the gifts the children receive at the Afikim center. Not to mention – attention, kindness, a comforting atmosphere, academic help and, of course, a warm meal.