The NECF’s Lights for Learning Program enables school going children, in rural communities, to study in a safer and cleaner environment by providing affordable solar lanterns so they are able to do homework at night, without the use of a kerosene lamp.Learn More
Nancy always said, “Children must play!” Through Nancy’s Playgrounds, we enable children to do just that by installing playgrounds.Learn More
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The Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation is a charitable society that strives to bring happiness to marginalized children across Kenya.
At NECF we work to:
We aim to engage and empower Kenya's communities and future generations with life changing opportunities. All of our country's children deserve to have hope, health and bright futures.
Nancy Ellen Crooks was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on August 14, 1929. Nancy married Howard Crooks on June 17, 1950, and accompanied him, to Africa for the first time in 1956.
Nancy devoted her life to the betterment of the primary education system and the lives of women in Kenya. In 1967, Nancy co-founded and was the first headmistress of the American Community School with 30 children, mainly taught through correspondence courses. Within two years, Nancy had developed a new curriculum, hired teachers from the United States, and increased enrolment to 100 children...
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