Despite our heavy focus on building the skills needed for financial independence, we also recognize that many children and their families need immediate assistance in order to get by.
Afikim believes in providing fishing rods, and not in giving out fish, from an understanding that only by developing the abilities of children and youth at-risk will they be able to break out of the cycle of poverty in a sustainable way.
Even so, we know that every child, no matter how diligent and dedicated, cannot learn and grow on an empty and grumbling stomach. That is why at Afikim we give them not only food for thought, but also food that enables thought, good health, growth and development, as each and every child deserves.
Additionally, Afikim supports and accompanies the children’s families with financial assistance including gift vouchers for grocery purchases.