• NECT up to now




  • Application for Shared Heritage funding submitted for Kenya's Story in 100 Objects
  • Visit to the goat breeding project in Mbaruk by Nim and Liz  




  • Two Toggenburg goats purchased and settling into the goat house in Mbaruk
  • Shared African objects at William Morris Gallery event: Social Fabric: African Textiles Today, in collaboration with African Kids Diaspora
  • Welcome to Rita Remi-Judah as a NECT trustee




  • The first phase of the goat breeding project is complete. The goat station has been built and the goats will be bought once the feed has been cultivated.
  • Welcome to two new trustees, Greg Renwick and Boniface Oburu.
  • The 100 objects project begins.


  • August - The first payment sent to Mbaruk to clear the land and prepare it for phase one of the goat breeding project.
  • Jyoti Shah completed her sponsored swim and raised a remarkable £270 for the goat breeding project. Many thanks to Jyoti on behalf of NECT.
  • Jyoti Shah will be doing a sponsored swim for NECT on the 17th June! She is aiming to swim 64 25 metre lengths in just one hour at Copthall Leisure Centre. So far she has raised £135 for the goat breeding project. Please help raise that total by donating here. We wish Jyoti the best of luck with her swim, and would like to thank her for supporting us.
  • NECT says goodbye to two trustees Alsion McCants and Becky Gunn. NECT would like to thank them for all the hard work, inspiration and enthusiasm they have brought to NECT in the past year, and to wish them every success for the future.
  • NECT is looking to recruit three new trustees, preferably with some connection/interest in Kenya. If you are interested please contact us through the 'Contact us' page.


  • We are pleased to welcome two new trustees onto the board: Alison McCants and Becky Gunn. Read all about them on the trustees page.
  • Students from an FE college held a fundraising event to support the goat project. Details here.
  • On October 29th the Pinner Free Church held a coffee morning to raise money for NECT. They made £35 - many thanks to all involved.


  • Sponsored cycle ride by trustee member Liz raised £629.46!



  • NECT chose the goat-breeding project as a focus for fundraising.
  • Two more students from Cambridge SIFE met with Nairobi SIFE and visited Mbaruk.


  • Two  students from Cambridge SIFE met with students from Nairobi SIFE and ran workshops in Mbaruk for the 'Good Hope Self-Help Group', a co-operative of 23 young entrepreneurs who are developing a range of business opportunities, including a goat dairy business, using a micro-credit scheme approach. The aim is to increase food security in the area.


  • Workcamp by four international students from Anglia Ruskin University. They took part in activities such as repair and decoration of Mbaruk Field Studies Centre.
  • Link made with Nairobi University students who belonged to SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) which helps communities to increase their economic potential.


  • Storytelling exchange trip by NECT members. Members exchanged stories from Ireland
  • and Japan with Kenyan stories from Mbaruk residents of all ages.


  • Commonwealth Youth Exchange - three week visit by Brixton youth to Kenya. Read about it here
  • Registration of NECT as a charity


2000 - 2001

 Mbaruk Ecology Centre facilitated:

  • Participatory Rural Appraisal by Egerton University
  • Solar cooker demonstration
  • Bee-keeping group
  • Workcamp by six American students