17% of $9,700 goal
Happy 97th birthday in heaven Howard Crooks!
We miss you and can't thank you enough for setting the foundation for NECF to grow into what we are today.
Howard believed in the need and impact of all the NECF programs, but the Lights for Learning program was close to his heart. He also believed that providing lights to children in rural Kenya provided a fast return on investment not only for the child receiving the lights but also the whole family.
40% of the population in Kenya currently relies on kerosene as their primary source for lighting, this is neither a safe nor effective light source for children to study with. The NECF has provided nearly 8,000 solar lights since its inception 11 years ago, helping children and communities in need. The lights have shown to increase the students’ grades, confidence and have provided the added benefit of safety for their families.
To honor Howard, we would like to focus our efforts on our Lights for Learning program and to celebrate what would have been his 97th year of life, we would like to raise $9700 for the program. This will enable NECF to donate 2000 lights to children in rural Kenya next year.
A donation of only $10 (1000ksh) can help a child study effectively and safely, night after night with no additional costs to be incurred by their family.
Donations can also be made via M-PESA
Paybill: 600100 Account Number: 0100008475282