EDUCATION + ADVENTURE + SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING =
When Co-Founders Kendra and Bryn met, they each had reasons for bringing Kikori to life
Bryn went on an Outward Bound trip following her Freshman year in college, that trip was the first of many adventure travel opportunities that has taken her across countries and continents blending outdoor pursuits with leadership development. Kendra was a School Social Worker whose job was to support students to be self-reliant, compassionate and productive. She knew the power of experiential education but saw that teachers didn't have the time, resources and knowledge to make it happen.
Together they are designing Kikori with intention to bridge these gaps and put experience back into the world of education...
...where it belongs
What's In a Name?
Kikori is named after the largest undammed river in Papua New Guinea, one of the least explored lands on earth. Linguistically, Papua New Guinea is the world's most diverse country, with more than 850 native tongues located within its boundaries.
Similar to the Kikori River which flows through this land connecting people who may speak, act and think differently, the Kikori app will be a connecting force for those who use it.
And as the flowing river is always changing...
So will the Kikori app help students, teachers and classrooms around the globe change and grow
Our Dedicated Crew
We are a team of innovators, connectors and doers; and we know education inside and out.
Bryn leads Kikori’s daily operations and binds the team together. Bryn is a sought-after expert in experiential education and an Adventure Program Coordinator at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff, an EL education school. Bryn is passionate about youth, the outdoors and very efficient processes.
Nikki Delaney, Ph D
21st Century Alchemist
Nikki asks the questions that clarify our path to success. Nikki is passionate about democratizing education and play based learning. She has over seven years of experience as a children’s museum director. Nikki graduated from MIT and has a doctorate in chemistry.
Our Inspiring Advisors
We are deeply grateful to all who have guided us! Thank you!