Make Lives Better

Transforming the lives of African Children through Character Education and Cricket

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About the EACF

The East Africa Cricket & Educational Foundation (EACF) aims to transform the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young Africans through sport and education.

What we do

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Our Stories

The EACF works with some of the most disadvantaged children in the world. Yet their stories, however heartbreaking, are always always uplifting.

Read their stories here

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Our Team

The EACF has twelve dedicated and passionate coaches, the majority of whom come from very similar backgrounds to the children they teach and coach.

Meet the Team

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Get Involved

There are so many ways you can help the EACF to support the children of East Africa. From raising money to donating old cricket kit, any and all ways are gratefully appreciated.

Find out how you can help

The EACF Character Development Programme gives the children hope for their future.

The Foundation on Instagram

 "Eyes on the prize" Perfect bowling action from 12 yr old Fred omwenga during an EACF inter-schools match. A very talented young man
 #representing Eacf on last man standing tournament in nanyuki #last rhino remaining of its kind
 Gloria and Ubah from Muslim Primary School in Eastleigh become EACF's first secondary school bursary students. Congratulations and best wishes for a brilliant future to these fine young ladies - we are proud of you. #cricket #kenya #charity #characterthroughcricket #brightfuture #chanceinlife
 Club Cricket Conference lads from UK getting used to Tanzania conditions before national T20s
 Coaching today
 Kids at Dr. Aggrey primary school having a good time!
 Coach Martin conducting a close catching drill at Dr. Aggrey primary school
 Front foot drive by a determined form four and despite being in their final year come for all their p.e lesson leading by example to the rest of the school

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The Schools

The EACF currently works in 16 schools in and around Nairobi, Kenya. Many of these schools are in the poorest slums of the city and face a multitude of challenges. From chronic overcrowding to lack of resources to frequent theft of school property by local residents, the schools are challenged every day. And yet, their teachers and pupils are full of smiles and resolve and are hugely appreciative of all help they receive.  To learn more about each school, click on any of them on the map on the right.

“Knowing that we can change a child’s life through the programme – it’s humbling”

Dolla Abala, EACF Coach

Our Coaches

Sarah Bhakita
Sarah Bhakita
Paul Anjere
Paul Anjere
Nicholas Olouch
Nicholas Olouch
Margaret Banja
Margaret Banja
Kennedy Owino
Kennedy Owino
Joshua Odiwour Oyieko
Joshua Odiwour Oyieko
Emmanuel Juma
Emmanuel Juma
Kevin Mbaya
Kevin Mbaya
Peter Kituku Musango
Peter Kituku Musango
Domini Wesonga
Domini Wesonga
Dolla Abala
Dolla Abala
Martin Okoth
Martin Okoth

“As a result of the EACF, the children have a shining light at the end of the tunnel.”

Mrs Kioko, Deputy Head, Kangemi Primary School

Our Patrons

Sir Ian Botham OBE
Sir Ian Botham OBE

“Playing competitive sport taught me how to be resilient and competitive; qualities that are essential in all walks of life.”

Clare Connor OBE
Clare Connor OBE

“I’ve benefitted from the power of sport and education but countless girls and boys in East Africa have not. EACF aims to provide those gifts to as many children as possible and I’m proud to be a Patron of the charity.”

Dr. Mike Boit
Dr. Mike Boit

“The use of cricket to develop character at this point in time is most desirable. The use of cricket character development is a most realistic solution to the social problems affecting the youth.”

David Gower OBE
David Gower OBE

“I know East Africa well & the hurdles many of its young people must clear to have even half-decent lives. This EACF initiative, combining education & life skills through sport, deserves as much support as we can give it.”

Derek Pringle
Derek Pringle

“Having been born in, and grown up in, Kenya, I know how tough life is for so many children there. I am thrilled that EACF is going to bring about significant changes and that so many lives will be enriched as a result.”

Mike Gating OBE
Mike Gating OBE

“Cricket has made me the person I am! The lessons learnt through leading a team, or simply being part of a team, are lessons for life. It has saddened me that in Britain and in many other parts of the world the part that sport can play in bringing out the best in people is under-valued.”