The Sarah and Chaim Schwimmer Afikei Shachar – Afikim Graduates Program
Currently Afikim provides all its programs to children from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The graduates of the first Afikim program, which has been running for a decade, completed their high school studies successfully, with a full matriculation certificate and recruited into the IDF, all serving in significant positions. They have just completed their military service and are venturing out into the academic world.
Afikim has set up a program for its graduates that include professional guidance through the registration process for academic institutions, finding out about scholarship and other academic procedures. For many Afikim graduates they are the first of their families to study at academic institutions. The graduates program also offers help during the psychometric courses and provides a livelihood grants for new students, to help them in their first academic steps.
The Afikei Shachar Graduates Program is named in memory of Sarah and Chaim Schwimmer, thanks to the generosity of their families.