Be a Project Facilitator
NECF works closely with volunteer project facilitators, individuals from the rural communities we reach out to. Their invaluable support enabled the NECF team to work effectively with the community leaders, primary school teachers, parents and children.
Here are some of the facilitators we are grateful to for their support:
US Peace Corps Volunteers
NECF works closely with Peace Corps Volunteers in rural communities. To date, six PCVs have helped us to distribute at least 450 solar lanterns to children in 17 schools in Webuye, Busia, Homa Bay, Kendu Bay, Oyugis and Marsabit.
Francoise and Jim Simons
They played a critical role in facilitating the distribution of lights to 117 children in three different primary schools located within a radius of 40 kms from Emali town, in Kajiado East Constituency, which is 120 kms from Nairobi.
Jeremy Hulme, Managing Director, Tropical Growers
A long time friend of Howard Crooks, Jeremy seconded William Gitahi, his own Project Manager, to help NECF distribute 135 solar lamps to parents of children from 8 primary and 3 secondary schools in Kawethei, a rural location about 113.5 kms from Nairobi in Kangundo District, Machakos County.
Paul and Maria Epsom, Kakuzi Ltd
Born in Kenya, Paul was General Manager, Livestock and Forestry Division Kakuzi Limited and our Advisory Council Member, Mary Epsom’s son. They have been instrumental in distributing 200 solar lanterns to children at Chumvi Primary School in Laikipia District, approximately 250 kms north of Nairobi. The nearest town is Timau, at the base of Mount Kenya.
Deb Snell, Chairperson, East Africa Women’s League, Naivasha Branch
She and Mr. Peter Ngugi, the Headteacher at St. Andrews Tarabete Secondary School in Naivasha, helped distribute 138 lights to students at the school.
Dr. George Jones, NECF Advisory Council Member
He and Mr. Peter Lekutit, the Headteacher at Empakasi Primary School helped distribute solar lanterns to 94 children at the school.
William Lay, Chairman of East Africa Portland Cement Company Ltd
Bill has helped distribute 255 solar lamps to parents of children from three primary schools in Wundanyi, in the Taita hills, 366 kms (227 miles) from Nairobi.
Mary Epsom and Rosemary Kinyanjui, NECF Advisory Council Members
They facilitated the construction of a playground for the children of inmates at the Langata Remand Prison in Nairobi.
Kim Edmunds, NECF Advisory Council Member
Kim facilitated the distribution of solar cookers (the pilot project) to women at a community bordering Lewa Downs Conservancy.