Supported by IC of Germany


Addis Ababa

Closely monitored by the IC of Germany, children from the city slums are given tennis coaching, education and free meals. Each year over 50 children take part. Discipline in tennis and at school is a requirement for participation in TDKET and several children who exceed these expectations are rewarded with tennis trips to Germany. The head coaches are brothers Tariku and Desta Tesfaye, who both represented Ethiopia in African Championships and Tariku at the Davis Cup. Haile Gebrselassie, a former Ethiopian track athlete and winner of two Olympic gold medals and four World Championships titles, is a patron. Since 2018, Akiko Seyoum Ambaye, one of the most successful African business women, is patron and sponsor of TDKET. 

Update from Addis Ababa

Yonas Gebre, is a slum-kid of the first generation of the TDKET - Tariku and Desta Kids` Education through Tennis Development Programme in Addis Ababa. Yonas recently graduated in the USA and will be doing his MBA at West Virginia Wesleyan College.


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  • Teaching respect
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IC Philanthropy currently has a portfolio of 15 programmes and start-ups taking place across the world.

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