What is TDKET?

TDKET is a non-profit organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The project uses Tennis as an instrument for showing children education and new perspectives for their lives.

Along with education, there are other aspects to the project. The different generations involved in this project show the children social aspects of our society and teaches them what it means to take responsibility.

Through donations it is possible, to provide the kids with breakfast and lunch, which is really important for their performances on court and at school.

Currently there are 66 children participating in the project.

Once a year some children of the program and their trainer Tariku Tesfaye are visiting the Racket Center Nußloch as well as a delegation is travelling to Addis Ababa to visit the program on site.

The following shows a typical day in the life of the children:

6.00 a.m. – 8.00 a.m.: Meeting on the court

8.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.: School

12.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.: Lunch (if the school is close enough)

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.: Afternoon school hours

From 3.30 p.m.: Training on court

At 6.00 p.m. / 6.30 p.m.: End of the training; children are going home

Sunday afternoon is the only time when there is no training and the children have freetime.