The EACDT has 12 dedicated, passionate coaches, the majority of whom come from similar backgrounds to the children they teach and coach.
“Playing competitive sport taught me how to be resilient and competitive; qualities that are essential in all walks of life.”
“I’ve benefitted from the power of sport and education but countless girls and boys in East Africa have not. EACDT aims to provide those gifts to as many children as possible and I’m proud to be a Patron of the charity.”
“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.”
“Having been born in, and grown up in, Kenya, I know how tough life is for so many children there. I am thrilled that EACDT is going to bring about significant changes and that so many lives will be enriched as a result.”
“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.”
Our Executive Team
Kenya born, Simon focused on the publishing industry and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewstrAid, the industry’s charity. He is Secretary and Chairman of Cricket of the Club Cricket Conference and Managing Director of the National Cricket Conference. A Kenya Kongoni since the age of 15, Simon is closely connected to East African cricket through his links with the Tanzania Cricket Association. He managed MCC’s tour to Tanzania in 2012 and co-ordinates a player placement programme between the UK and Tanzania.
David, appointed MBE “for services to underprivileged young people and to cricket in Kenya”, has twenty-eight years’ experience of teaching and managing sports-related development programmes in Kenya. He was, from 1985 to 2008, an elected member of the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association, representing it on the Kenya National Sports Council.
Julian is a UK Chartered Accountant and spent his working life with PWC in London, Sao Paulo, Nairobi and other parts of Africa. A lifelong cricket enthusiast, Julian is actively involved in a number of cricket related roles. Based in Kenya, he oversees the Foundation’s accounting activities to ensure donations are spent in accordance with the Foundation’s budget and are properly controlled and accounted for.
The EACDT Character Development Programme gives the children hope for their future.