KEK was formed in 2003 by a group of enthusiasts with the goal of exploring the world, writing about far away cultures, photographing interesting customs and people, and finally showing and presenting all that in the form of lectures and exhibitions. Since 2003, KEK has done a series of successful travel and photography projects such as National Geographic – Croatia from Above, Around the World in Half an Hour, Active Africa, etc, about which you can read on our website. We dream, travel, explore, write, take photos and in the end tell you all about it through different lectures – so far, we have held over 300. Our member, famous adventurist, travel writer and photographer Davor Rostuhar published six books, more than 200 stories and 10,000 photos in various newspapers and magazines such as National Geographic Croatia, Meridijani, Geo, etc. We visited 160 schools in which we tried to show the world as we see it – as an amazing, colourful, unique place in the Universe, full of beautiful people and customs, a place of a diverse cultural and natural heritage.
The goals of our project are: to INSPIRE – to show all the wonders and diversity of the world and of Croatia, especially the culture and nature; to EDUCATE – to emphasize how important this diversity is for the health of the Planet, and how fragile it is; to MOTIVATE – to encourage and move people to make their dreams come true and to help others fulfil theirs, to actively take part in the community and in creating a healthier, happier world.
The founder and current president of KEK travels to the remotest parts of the world, writes, takes pictures and gives lectures on everything he learnt. He is KEK’s main creative and moving force. Davor loves faraway countries, but doesn’t like to count them. He likes mountains, inspiring people and omelettes with everything. He doesn’t like to lose time and is impatient. He came up with all of his great projects and made all the great decisions while walking. You can read more about him here.
Officially the secretary of KEK, and unofficially the executive director of the Universe. Since she joined the team in 2014, she has been leading all KEK projects, from funding to execution to communicating the tiniest details. Although she is currently dealing with polar topics, she can’t stand the cold and uses all of her vacation time to travel to faraway, exotic, tropical parts of the world. If she had joined KEK a year earlier, before the current project was initiated, we would probably be working on a tropical dream, instead of the polar one.
After working in a turbulent corporate setting for 15 years, Valerija decided to try her luck in the non-profit sector and join our small team. Her long-time experience in the marketing world helps us find sponsors for our projects and decode various phrases we have never heard before.
Ružica does accounting, papers and all the other things we are unfamiliar with. She decodes all laws and regulations and warns us of deadlines. The list of travel orders she issued in her volunteering career here at KEK is truly long.
The master of packaging and delivery, also known as Mr. Kek in post offices all over Zagreb. She has been volunteering in KEK since he officially retired in 2013. We are proud to say that thanks to him, a hundred percent of books reach the customer not only on time, but before time.