Project information

Youth Club Development

Kindu Klub is a youth club that provides educational support, alongside extracurricular activities, for approx 100 children and young adults in Gondar, Ethiopia. We are seeking funding to expand the current services offered by the Kindu Klub for the children who attend.

Ongoing; funding request is for 3 years

Charity information: The Kindu Trust

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  • Need


    Children in Ethiopia attend state schools in a shift system, in either the morning or afternoon, which does not provide them with adequate education. Class sizes can reach up to 80 pupils and few resources are available to the teachers of the classes. In addition, many families are too poor to provide adequate nutrition that will enable the children to reach their full potential. Many families live in mud huts with no latrine or running water.


    The Kindu Klub provides supplementary education through lessons run by a youth worker and gap-year volunteers.Improved teaching resources at the Klub, including a TV and DVD player to screen educational programmes (wildlife documentaries, for example), and planned excursions to historic Ethiopian sites, will bring the education to life and broaden the children's minds. Hot, nutritionally balanced, meals will provide nourishment and regular showers will promote hygiene.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To creatively improve the standard of education received at Kindu Klub


    » Investing in a television and DVD player to screen educational programmes to Kindu Klub attendees.
    » Arranging trips to historical sites in northern Ethiopia for Kindu Klub attendees.
    » Improving the quality of music/literature/art/drama subjects by working with external experts.

    What success will look like

    Success will be improved grades and decreased drop out rates from school

    Aim 2

    To ensure the children have access to the nutrition needed for their growing bodies and minds


    » To provide the children with a nutritionally balanced hot meal when ever they attend Kindu Klub

    What success will look like

    Success will be improved concentration rates when studying and a decrease in the number of children becoming sick

    Aim 3

    To promote and teach hygiene to the children attending Kindu Klub


    » Provide the children with soap, towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and access to showers, and teach them how to use each object.

    What success will look like

    Success will be a decrease in the levels of sickness and dental caries

    Aim 4

    Promote physical wellbeing and teamwork among the attendees of the Kindu Klub


    » Running weekly football sessions on the local football pitch promote the benefits of healthy exercise, while friendly tournaments promote teamwork

    What success will look like

    Success will be witnessing increased involvement from all children in the weekly football tournaments.

  • Impact


    The Kindu Klub's primary focus is on enabling the children to reach their highest educational potential and to broaden their minds and experience in a way that will enable them to have successful careers in the future, thus bringing them out of poverty.
    Success can be measured by an improvement in school grades, a decrease in drop out rates and, eventually, employment in well paid jobs.


    There is a risk that the current youth worker's previous job experience is not good enough to help her to support the children in the Kindu Klub in the way we have described. We will deal with this risk by sending her on external training programmes, providing a range of good resources and by bringing in local and international experts to teach her and the Kindu Klub children.


    Funders of this project will receive quarterly reports that detail the activities of the Kindu Klub, numbers of attendees, school grades of each child (when appropriate) and any changes that are being considered

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,550

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,850 Kindu Klub Management Administration costs over 3 years, including Ethiopian salaries and rent, and UK salaries
      £3,500 Educational Resources Excursions to historic sites over 3 years; purchasing equipment such as a TV, DVD player, books etc
      £5,200 Nutrition & hygiene Hot meals for attendees, and showers, soap, toothbrushes, towels, 3 years

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    First Investments £3,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Gondar is one of the largest population centres in Ethiopia, with many of its inhabitants living in urban slums with little or no sanitation. Schools in Gondar are overcrowded, with few resources, poorly motivated teachers and attendance on a shift basis. Education is a primary mechanism for increasing the likelihood of gaining a good job and therefore ensuring a way out of this way of living.


    The Kindu Trust's sponsorship scheme beneficiaries and their siblings would be the people who would directly benefit from the Kindu Klub scheme, with the learning support giving them the opportunity to improve their educational standards. Indirectly, the families of these children will benefit, as children with good jobs often support the rest of the family members.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Kindu Trust has been working with the community in Gondar since 1998 though our sponsorship and livelihoods programmes. We are well respected for the work that we already do by the local communities and government officials and successfully operate seven income generating projects in Gondar (Injera-baking; Mirt-stoves; Biogas toilet & showers - but a few) which train and employ families of sponsored children. Three businesses now run independently, creating economically independent families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kassahun Demissie - General Manager (Ethiopia Operations)

    Oversees the project and supports the Project Manager. Accountable for monitoring the progress of the bakery and liaising with experts.

    Lainie Belay - Project Manager (Ethiopia-Operations)

    Responsible for the project's implementation, reporting, personnel management, and works to ensure the bakery's move towards a cooperative.

    Dilys Winterkorn, UK Country Manager (UK Office)

    Directs bakery fundraising and supports project's development. Based in the UK with travel to Ethiopia, oversees the direction and bakery's success.

    Meketa (Ethiopia & UK)

    Meketa works with TKT to deliver support to Gondar's Ethiopian Jews. Meketa's Administrator in Gondar will facilitate work with the community.