Social Ecology Education Fund was created in 2017 by Patrizia Civetta (°1968, Italy) and Frederick De Gryse (°1972, Belgium).

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, alphabetisation, health and gender equality).  Their microfund however focuses on selected areas in transition countries like India with an integrated approach through education. That region is faced with social and ecological challenges as exclusion, pollution and migration. It often remains underexposed by international observers, who tend to rather focus on macro-economic growth aspects.