Make Lives Better
Transforming the lives of African Children through Character Education and Sport
The East Africa Character Development Trust (EACDT) aims to transform the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young Africans through sport and education.
EACDT works with some of the most disadvantaged children in the world. Yet many of their stories, often heart-breaking, are frequently uplifting.
EACDT has a team of dedicated and passionate coaches, most of whom come from similar backgrounds to the children they inspire.
EACDT’s character development programme aims to give children hope for their futures.
We are extremely grateful to Unicorn Shipping Ltd for their generous help and support in shipping kit and equipment to Kenya
EACDT is working in seventeen schools in and around Nairobi, Kenya. Many of these are located in the poorest slums and face a constant, uphill struggle. Chronic overcrowding, a lack of resources and frequent theft of school property by local residents, are every-day challenges. Despite this, the teachers and pupils are full of smiles and resolve and greatly appreciate whatever help they receive. To learn about individual schools, 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, EACDT Coach
“As a result of EACDT, the children have a shining light at the end of the tunnel.”
Mrs Kioko, Deputy Head, Kangemi Primary School
“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.”
“I know East Africa well & the hurdles many of its young people must clear to have even half-decent lives. This EACDT initiative, combining education & life skills through sport, deserves as much support as we can give it.”