The EACDT has 13 dedicated, passionate coaches, the majority of whom come from similar backgrounds to the children they teach and coach.
“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.”
Our Executive Team
David L. Waters MBE, Project Director
David has been resident in Kenya since 1981 and has been heavily involved in cricket, both playing and administration, and education, firstly as a teacher and subsequently as an administrator. A keen cricketer, he has held various executive positions in Cricket administration in the Country and has been one of the principal movers in the development of the game among children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
He has been in position since 2014 and was awarded the MBE for “services to underprivileged young people and cricket in Kenya”.
Collins Odhiambo, Deputy Programme Director
Graduate of the University of Nairobi, Collins has excellent first-hand experience of working with underprivileged communities, especially with vulnerable children, as a teacher, an aid worker and in the health sector.
He joined EACDT in 2021, initially as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer before becoming Hub Manager and Director of Operations in 2022. He was promoted to his present position in 2023.
Francis Mungai, Programme Administrator
Graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University, Francis worked extensively in the health sector where he gained valuable experience in providing support and empowerment for orphans and vulnerable children.
He joined EACDT in 2021, initially as an assistant administrator before becoming supervisor and subsequently leader of the Community Programme.
Dennis Mwaura, Media and Public Relations Officer
Dennis joined the Programme as a pupil in one of our partner primary schools and has progressed through the Kenyan primary and secondary schools’ programme. Concurrent with his work at the Trust, he has become an ICC level 1 cricket coach, a keen cricketer and is also studying towards a Business Management qualification.
The EACDT Character Development Programme gives the children hope for their future.