A missionary who had visited NDEC shared at his church in Nashville Tennessee a concern about his encounter with children in Africa who had no access to education. Ellie, then aged 10, was moved with compassion. Ellie looked to her mother for an answer to what they were able to do about the situation. This provoked a brilliant idea. Ellie’s mother organized a Run involving her friends who, for a number of years, raised funds which were channeled to NDEC through African Leadership. These funds provided for construction of the school’s structures on its present location, as well as subsidized for students’ educational costs along with operational costs for running the Centre. Unfortunately, Ellie’s mother, the champion of “Ellie’s Run for Africa”, was taken ill and passed on in 2013. Ellie had by then moved on into college and it became difficult to continue coordinating the effort. African Leadership also mobilized a group of friends who fore-go their Mocha every once a week and contribution the cost to a kitty that collects funds for needy causes. Beginning 2016 African Leadership has experienced challenges in raising sufficient funding to sustain NDEC operations.