We run a number of education programmes aimed at plugging the gaps in the system that would otherwise prevent many children in the community from receiving as full an education as possible.
We run programmes aimed at uplifting and engaging the wider community. We know that if we can inspire others to get involved, together we can reach our goals.
We provide a range of activities to children and youth. This may enable them to discover their hidden talents and develop a skills set which may even help them to find work in the future.
A little about us
(KCC) was founded in 2007 by a group of friends from Kigamboni. These were Festo, Rashid, Nassoro and George. After suffering from severe family poverty, parental abuse, lack of education and homeless childhoods, they wanted to give back to the community that helped them grow into respectable adults. With a lot of work, sacrifice and determination, they started teaching their skills to local children in the nearest available shelter. As the children started dedicating themselves to their education and community, the dream of a viable and sustainable community centre started to grow. In 2009, KCC obtained official recognition as a registered not-for-profit organization in Tanzania.
KCC operates on the contributions made by its dedicated management team and local as well as international volunteers. We offer services to hundreds of community members on a daily basis. Many of the activities are taught by former students of KCC.
KCC’s vision, values and mission
- Vision: We dream of a united, supportive and creative world without poverty.
- Values: We value respect, equality, creativity, trust, peace and safety as well as uniqueness.
- Mission: We strive to eliminate poverty through community-led social and economic development. We bring people together to support each other by sharing of their knowledge, passion, creativity and skills.
The work at KCC is really enjoyable. The volunteers, especially the locals are very nice. Luckily, we have much to do. The kids at KCC are incredibly sweet and thankful for every help.
Volunteer from Germany
I started to be a student at KCC of acrobatics, and 2014 I was among the students who were chosen to go to Europe for the culture exchange program.When I came back I decided to work and apply for volunteer work at KCC in order to give back the community what I got from them. So I had to stay helping children and youth in our community to develop their acrobatics talent and I really love what I do to them.
Local Volunteer at KCC
I would like to congratulate you for your decision of taking care of street children.
Visitor from Tanzania
You have a fantastic community and wonderful spirit. I hope to see you again some day. Thank you.
Visitor from UK
You proved that an idea can change the world by a children’s smile. And you made me smile like a children, too. Thanks for the experience.
Visitor from Hamburg, Germany.
KCC took me from the street in 2014 and also KCC continues to give me all the basic needs like others get from their home, such as shelter, clothes, food and education. KCC decides to help me and I promise to study very hard in order to help other people like me. KCC is like my father and my mother.
Student at KCC
Help us to better our services and reach even more people in the community
KCC`s philosophy since the beginning has been “if you have a skill, come and share it”. We believe this approach has been the foundation of the success of the centre, and with your help we can achieve new heights.Donate Now