HELPING CHILDREN LEAD HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIVES

Established in 2010 in honor of Nancy Ellen Crooks, we're a charitable society with a mission to bring happiness to marginalized children across Kenya.

When children experience happiness, they are able to form greater connections, have better health, greater academic success, and emotional health. That's why we're passionate about implementing projects that support happiness for children across Kenya who may lack resources.


Our programs address barriers that stand in the way of play and learning, such as lack of lighting, access to safe play spaces, or difficulty accessing food. We strive to increase our impact each day by partnering with entities with common goals and involving our supporters in our mission.

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The Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation is registered as a charity with the Registrar of Societies in Kenya no:41397. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. 
We are not affiliated with any religious or political entity or institution.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Our team of hardworking volunteers and staff

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SIENNA DUTKOWSKI

Chair & Managing Director

Sienna joined The NECF with the drive to improve and create greater impact for the children and communities served.  With her non-profit experience in South Sudan and Kenya and a passion for children's issues, she plays an integral role in developing the NECF's programs and initiatives.


Sienna loves spending time with her family, designing clothes, and starting new ventures.

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SHITAL PATEL

Marketing & Strategy

Shital joined the NECF team after learning about its varied and impactful programs. With over a decade of experience in strategy and analysis, Shital uses her business skills for process improvements, strategic planning, and campaign development.

Shital loves going on adventures, writing, creating art, and meeting new people.

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WYNNY BOLO

Operations Coordinator

Wynny lives by Cleo Wade’s quote "Be the reason why someone feels seen, heard, and supported by the whole universe" as such, joining the NECF was an easy choice. Drawing from her background in Psychology, Wynny uses her strong people skills to connect with communities across Kenya and coordinate the NECF’s projects.

Winnie loves reading, catching up on her favorite shows, and caring for her niece and nephews.

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RUKIA DIAKITE

Marketing and Operations Associate

In joining NECF, Rukia wanted to help improve the lives of children in Kenya. Through her experience earning a degree in International Relations and working in the humanitarian and advertising sector, Rukia has developed strong communication and marketing skills that she now uses to connect people to NECF’s mission and generate positive social impact.


Rukia loves cooking, swimming, and going out with friends (when there isn’t a pandemic!)