Make Lives Better

Providing character education and nurturing of positive character qualities

Make Lives Better

Providing character education and nurturing of positive character qualities


The East Africa Character Development Trust (EACDT) aims to transform the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young Africans through sport and education.

What we do

Our Stories

EACDT works with some of the most disadvantaged children in the world. Yet many of their stories, often heart-breaking, are frequently uplifting.

Read their stories here

Our Team

EACDT has a team of dedicated and passionate coaches, most of whom come from similar backgrounds to the children they inspire.

Meet the Team

EACDT’s character development programme aims to give children hope for their futures.


The Schools

EACDT is currently working in 11 schools in and around Nairobi, Kenya. The programme has been implemented in 23 schools since its inception in 2014. 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

Our Coaches

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

Mrs Kioko, Deputy Head, Kangemi Primary School

Our Patrons

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

“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.”

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