Social Ecology Education Fund is a micro impact fund. It aims to accompany deprived communities in transition countries in their social and ecological emancipation.
That is done through sensibilisation and responsible education, based on respect for the diversity of all people and for their environment.
The Fund adheres to 2020-2030 agenda and SDG's of the United Nations.
Social Ecology Education Fund offers small-scale educational and financial support in countries where economic growth and changing consumption patterns reinforce inequalities and ecological stress.
The objective of the Fund is to locally set up greenfield educational initiatives or to assist existing organisations.
The microfund cooperates with partners that are active in education, gender equality, social or environmental policy, microfinance, corporate social responsibility or with any other relevant partner who can contribute to the achievement of its objectives.
Social Ecology Education Fund was founded in 2017 by Frederick De Gryse (°1972, Belgium) and Patrizia Civetta (°1968, Italy).
Patrizia can rely on 30 years of experience as an expert in education and social integration in Italy and Belgium.
Frederick has gained experience in Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy over 25 years in ethical financing and in managing a poverty organisation.
They have been traveling frequently to India and its surrounding countries since 2009.
The founders observed that many NGO's are dedicated to specific primary aid in Africa and South-East Asia (hunger, alphabetization, health and gender equality). Their microfund however focuses on selected areas in the South with an integrated approach through education and sensibilisation.