Our Mission is to nurture and educate refugee children to become seeds of change for South Sudan.

Help Transform the Lives of South Sudanese Orphans

Founded By ‘Lost Boy of Sudan’, Now Educating 100+ Orphans

With the support of American donors, Seeds rescues South Sudanese refugee orphans from the crowded Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. They join the Seeds family and are educated in boarding schools in Kenya. The students are selected based on recommendations and an interview in Kakuma.

Joining the Seeds of South Sudan family is life-changing. Our students receive three meals a day, medical care and an excellent education in Kenyan boarding schools. See Aguil’s transformation from 2007 to 2019 below by dragging the slider to the right to see her in Kakuma. Drag the slider left to see how she looks today as a confident, accomplished teen in high school.

Aguil Lual at Kakuma 2007Aguil Lual in 2019

Sponsorship of $150 per month covers tuition, room and board at Roots Academy (K-8) or one of the high schools in Kenya. Any donation helps meet our students’ needs.

Please click here to Donate and to help our students or consider sponsoring a student. You can help our high school graduates continue their education or contribute to rescue and sponsor more children from the Kakuma Refugee Camp. Your donation is fully tax deductible.

Congratulations to Dau Atem Dau for Graduating from University and Getting a Job!
Dau Atem Dau is an early university graduate in the Seeds program.

Congratulations to Dau Atem Dau, who now has a job at the Co-operative Bank in South Sudan and has already received a promotion! Dau received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Nairobi. He graduated in December 2021. At the University of Nairobi he was elected chair of an organization of all students from South Sudan attending the university. He was able to network from that volunteer position to get an interview in Juba at the bank. We’re proud of you Dau – you set an example for your siblings!

Thank you to all Seeds of South Sudan supporters who donated through Colorado Gives! We received more than  $8,400 in donations in 2021. Please donate to Seeds in 2022 on or before Colorado Gives Day December 6. You are helping us transform the lives of more than 145 South Sudanese refugee orphans. You can always donate through Colorado Gives or our donate page.

Thanks to Your Support, Seeds Met its Fourth Term Goal!

Seeds is incredibly grateful to its sponsors and supporters, who came forward with donations to pay for an unprecedented fourth term in 2022. Our $42,000 fund-raising goal was surpassed in mid-October. Thank you!

Blue tote with water bottleNow we can once again raise funds to evacuate more South Sudanese refugee orphans from the UN refugee camp in northern Kenya and educate them to be “seeds of change for South Sudan.” Seeds volunteers interviewed approximately 40 orphans anxious for a chance at a better life. Eight are prioritized due to ill health. We also have four current students who have lost their sponsors.

You can help by making a donation or purchasing one of our sturdy new tote bags made with ankara fabric from Kenya.  They have outer pockets for storing a water bottle and other items. The totes can be yours for a donation of $25 per tote, which includes shipping. See photos of the tote bags and greeting cards here here

You can also buy our beautiful Thank You notes and envelopes. These cards by Wendy Satsky, talented watercolor artist and Seeds board member, can be purchased in sets of 10 with white envelopes.  The notes are 5.5 x 4.25 inches for sending a brief note to someone. Select Cards and Totes on the section of the Donate Page that asks: Where would you like this donation directed?  Then choose $20. On the blank line, indicate that you want the Thank You notes. Thanks to a donation from Brian Counterman of Counterman Insurance, 100 % of your donation goes to Seeds.

Thank You Note card

Consider purchasing the compelling story of our founder: Lost and Found: The True Story of Arok Garang, One of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The 32-page book is richly illustrated with watercolors and is suitable for children. Follow the Lost Boys as they run for their lives 1,000 miles to Ethiopia, facing wild animals, hunger and eating poisoned plants. One year later,  the boys again had to flee back into Sudan where they walked to the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya. The cost is $20 per book, which includes shipping.

Arok Garang founded Seeds of South Sudan to educate other refugee orphans languishing in the Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya.

You could also purchase our all-purpose greeting cards that can be used for Valentines or other occasions. Education is Love in Action is perfect for a teacher or book lover. Love Helps Hope Take Flight is appropriate for any recipient.

The cards are 5 x 7 inches and are blank inside.  Sets of six cards and envelopes (three of each design) are available for a suggested donation of $25, which includes shipping.

Please order either the books or cards by visiting the Seeds of South Sudan Donate page (https://seedsofsouthsudan.org/how-to-help/donate/, scroll to “Donate Online,” select $20 for the book or $50 for two sets of cards. For a single set of cards or a tote bag, select “Other” and fill in $25, and select “Cards and Totes” on the drop-down menu. Type in the items you are ordering on the blank line. We’ll get your mailing address when you check out.  Thanks for your support!

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Thanks For Your incredible Support

Since its founding in 2009, Seeds has been able to educate 145 South Sudanese refugee orphans in Kenya.

In recent years, more than 50 students have graduated from high school in Kenya. More than 20 have been supported by sponsors to attend university in Kenya. Three outstanding students have won scholarships to study in Canada.

Seeds leaders feel strongly that our students need more education or training in a trade to truly contribute to rebuilding South Sudan.

Click the red “Donate” button to help more of our high school grads continue their education. Donors will also receive an acknowledgement from Seeds of South Sudan. Thank you for your support!

Over $600K Donated

Seeds has been blessed to have many generous sponsors and donors over the years to educate more than 100 South Sudanese refugee orphans. Many more orphans are waiting at Kakuma Refugee Camp, where food rations have been further reduced. We also have many high school graduates who would like to receive education or training to better serve their country of South Sudan. Click here to see how you can help.Thank you!

Volunteer Your Time

We are always looking for great people to help our cause. Please click here for more information on volunteering.


Join us in transforming the lives of South Sudanese refugee orphans who are eager to attend school!


Lost Boy Finds His Mission

When the kids see Arok Garang at school, they see a friendly face and a hard-working custodian – instead of the lost boy who traversed hundreds of miles across a continent, avoiding war, famine and death.

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