The “Afikei Or” Center is a general recreation and social center for Sderot’s Ethiopian youth. At the Center the children are greeted by a warm and supportive staff.
The children are offered a range of programs and activities: homework assistance; tutoring for their high school matriculation exams (Bagrut); values-driven enrichment programs and activities; and field trips during holidays and vacations.
The objective of the Center is to provide tools to the Ethiopian children useful for assimilating into Israel society, while simultaneously strengthening their own personal cultural and ethnic heritage.
The project is intended for boys and girls in seventh through twelfth grades and operates on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm until 9 pm.
About 40 children participate in the Center and most of them are from the Ethiopian community.