Nancy's Playgrounds

Nancy's Playgrounds

Play is one of the most important building blocks for child development and through Nancy’s Playgrounds we provide safe spaces for children to develop their creativity, dexterity, motor skills, cognitive and emotional strength.  It’s no wonder that Nancy always said, “Children must play!” With your help we can ensure that all children regardless of circumstance have access to safe child friendly amenities.

Playgrounds in Prisons initiative

Nearly four hundred children under the age of four are living in prison in an effort to not separate them from their imprisoned mothers.  In 2019 we started the ‘Playgrounds in Prisons’ initiative  with the goal of bringing playgrounds to all of Kenya's women's prisons, giving the children the chance to learn, to experience joy and play. ​​​​​​​


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Playground testimonials

Teacher Ann

Cheleta Primary Grade 2

The children are considerate on the playground. Tom has come out of his shell and you can even recognize leadership traits developing in the children...

Chief Warden

Langáta Women’s prison

NECF really made a difference in the holistic development of the children. It’s a step closer to a more normal life for them here

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Support us & buy our book!

One thing is for sure, Nancy loved Kenya. In 1986, Nancy Ellen co-authored a booklet, entitled ‘Kenya Trivia’, about Kenya’s ecology, geography and culture. Forty-two thousand copies were published and sold. This publication was a key text used by individuals training to be guides in the national museum, as well as safari guides.

To get your copy message us at or pick up a copy at Spinners Web for 500ksh. All proceeds from the sale of the Kenya Trivia books directly support our programs.

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