The EACEF is a not-for-profit organization formed as a collaboration between the Mount Kenya Academy Foundation and the Children's Literature for Children Foundation, both 501(c)3 certified organizations. It exists to create and promote eduactional opportunity for academically gifted, economically disadvantaged children in East Africa.
Currently focused in Central Province, Kenya, the organization engages in projects ranging from the promotion of English-language literacy to the development of inter-community relationships. By building and furnishing libraries, the EACEF hopes to instill in communities that face educational hardships a sense of academic encouragement. Mentorship programs seek to give underprivileged children the chance to succeed in encouraging environments they wouldn't otherwise be able to access.
In every aspect of its outreach, the EACEF strives to create environments conducive to learning. Other initiatives, such as the construction of fully equipped kitchens and latrines, help to accommodate the everyday necessities of the students. From hygiene to academics, the individual programs combine to engender a sense of hope and promise in education and to teach the students that with hard work and a solid educational foundation, the sky is the limit.
The EACEF believes that the first step to prosperity is proper schooling. With the opportunitiy provided by an enhanced education, these young children will become the future leaders in East Africa and in the world.