Graduates of Afikim’s programs are often the first in their family to study at institutes of higher education. Afikim is dedicated to ensuring that each student’s academic career gets off on the right foot.
Currently, Afikim provides all its programs to children from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The graduates of the first Afikim program have recently completed their military service and are moving on to advanced academic studies.
Afikim developed a program for its graduates that includes professional guidance through the academic registration process, including scholarship opportunities, and a livelihood grant for new students. It also encourages graduates to give back to the Afikim community by volunteering at its centers and serving as role models for the next Afikim generation.
The Afikei Shachar Graduates Program is named in memory of Sarah and Chaim Schwimmer, thanks to the generosity of their families.