The East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (EAC) is a non-profit organization that helps communities achieve empowerment by increasing literacy for women and children, improving health status, and eradicating poverty. We currently carry out our work at the Vutakaka Community Center in Takaungu, Kenya.
We provide a primary school and after-school tutoring for primary and secondary school children. Our programs are staffed by instructors from the local community as well as volunteers who have come from all over the world.
The EAC provides daily adult classes in reading, basic math, and business skills. We have helped so many women learn to read and run their own businesses, and in so doing, created new opportunities for them to empower themselves and improve the conditions of their lives.
Our business skills classes help women learn the math, accounting and management skills to maximize productivity and profits.
Women are taught basic tailoring skills which can be utilized for the establishment of their own businesses, and/or equip them with the skills needed to produce our fabulous line of "Takaungu" label products.
Our library provides children and adults with the only local access to free reading materials. Children literally run to our library when the local public school lets out, in order to read books and get tutoring. This resource has opened the world up to so many children and adults—providing opportunities to learn about so many different topics, and of course, to increase literacy skills.