Optics for the Tropics
Thanks to the incredible generosity of Optics for the Tropics, we werere able to provide our first class of Maasai entrepreneurs with high-quality binoculars that will help them build skills and improve their employability.
The Kedge Community
Our ability to help only extends as far as the willingness of others to help us. Thanks to the contributions of our generous supporters, we're able to do good work where it matters. If you'd like to support us, then reach out to us on our Contact page.
The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
The Nicholas School of the Environment has been a generous provider of seed funding for our summer 2014 launch, and has supported us with mentorship and guidance throughout our early-stage development.
Working in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Social Enterprise (CASE) and the Social Enterprise Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), the Nicholas School administers the Environmental Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program; in 2014, we were honored to be selected to receive early-stage financing.
The Anne K. Taylor Fund
A powerhouse of conservation and community development in the western Mara Region, the Anne K. Taylor Fund has contributed invaluable logistic support for our work on the ground in Kenya.
N/a'an ku sê Foundation & Lifeline Clinic
The award-winning N/a'an ku sê Foundation is dedicated to the twin goals of conservation and improving the lives of the local San population. We are deeply honored to be working alongside them this spring at their Lifeline Clinic, which provides healthcare to the San of Epukiro.
While in Namibia we will be working with the Lifeline Clinic and the San to help the San start their own co-operative.
Innovation Education International
Innovation Education International (IEI) is a social venture that empowers students in the developing world with the skills and tools to identify, analyze, and solve pressing needs in their communities. IEI seeks to instill an entrepreneurial mindset through training future community leaders on how to turn their biggest problems into opportunities for sustainable innovation, leading to a better quality of life.
Kedge has partnered with IEI to refine the curriculum for our Namibian field session in 2015.