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.



Due to the desperate quest for access to high school education, New Dawn has continued to open its doors to children from backgrounds that are socially and economically disadvantaged while imposing a subsidized tuition fee that barely 40% of the parents are able to pay at any given term.

This is where the partnership of Africa Leadership came in very significantly.  Africa Leadership has consistently raised support for the school since 2009 and facilitated the operations of the school in such a way that every enrolled child has had a chance to remain in school.  However, in 2016, the organization communicated inability for them to raise sufficient funds for the sustenance of the school.  This was due to donor fatigue, decline in resources from the “Ellie’s Run for Africa” and related economic hardship factors.  At this point, the school management was faced by a crisis of meeting operational costs for running the school. Consequently, the school board of management has been exploring strategies of local fundraising. New Dawn Run for Hope 2017 was the first of these efforts.


DATE: Saturday, 8th June 2019 at 7am
VENUE: Karura Forest

How You can Support:

  1.  Register for the Run @Ksh.1,500/- per T-shirt.
  2. Donate cash towards uniforms, stationary supplies, dry foods (maize, beans, rice, sugar etc.)
  3.  Adopt a student @Ksh.65,000/- per year or for any amount of your choice.

Payment mode

☑ Mpesa Paybill – 964533

☑ Bank account name:

New Dawn Educational Centre
Acc.: No. 00100194431202
Bank: I&M, Kenyatta Ave.