One Tree Children Center (1TCC)



  • Naming: Following the example of the 12TCC, the name One Tree Children Center (1TCC) is derived from the number of trees on the site of the children center.

    Plot of the 1TCC

 Progress and current status

    • Aquisition of a plot of a total size of 1050 m² in the district of Makululu.
    • As part of the “Community Based Education Empowerment (CBEE)” initiative of the JIFAN Association, classes for children and young people are held on the site and in the existing small building. At present about 270 children and 60 obedient boys and girls take part in it. A large number of them have never attended school or had to drop out of school prematurely because their family could no longer finance their school attendance. The children are divided into three classes according to their age – a group of 3- to 4-year-olds formed by 60 kids, a group of 5- to 12-year-olds formed by 150 kids and a group of 13- to 20-year-olds formed by 60 kids. The younger ones are taught Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 am, the older ones from 7 to 9 am, and the oldest ones from 2 to 3 pm by 7 volunteer teachers.
    • Construction of a toilet house with septic tanks.
    • Purchase of two new large blackboards to improve the quality of teaching.
    • Construction of water wells: one well with a hand pump, which supplies the surrounding households with clean drinking water and another well with an electric pump and storage tank for the 1TCC
    • Tuesdays and Fridays some snacks are distributed after class such as bread, buscuits, bananas, sweets, maize, drinks etc.
    • More information at: News – Development of 1TCC

Next steps and future objectives

    • School building with equipment for classrooms (chairs, tables, …)
    • Building a playground
    • Construction of basketball court
    • Sanitary facilities (toilets, washbasin, etc.)
    • Kitchen area
    • Staff recruitment and full-day child care  including lunch