Our Mission is to nurture and educate refugee children to become leaders of South Sudan.

Transforming the Lives of South Sudanese Orphans

Our mission is to Nurture and Educate Refugee Children To Become Leaders of South Sudan

Founded by former ‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ Arok Garang, Seeds of South Sudan is now educating more than 100 children and youth in boarding schools and universities in Kenya. Using funds raised in the United States, Arok interviews students from the Kakuma Refugee Camp who are recommended by South Sudanese community leaders. The three requirements are:

  1. Children must be orphans;
  2. Willing to learn and
  3. Willing to rebuild their country of South Sudan.

Currently  SoSS scholars are attending Roots Academy (K-8) and others are attending high schools in Kenya. Another eight are attending university in Kenya. The students live at the Home Base in Nakuru during the three months of school vacations. Generous donors contributed to buy Home Base, so Seeds now owns this property.

Arok and two volunteers also interviewed 45 more children in Kakuma in Summer 2019 who are awaiting sponsors. The sponsorship of $1500 a year covers tuition, room and board at Roots Academy or one of the high schools. Seeds also has 10 high school graduates who are awaiting funding to learn a trade, a diploma at a two-year college or attend a four-year university.  A university education in Kenya costs $3,000 a year, including tuition, housing and expenses — one tenth the price of attending a public university in the US.

Please click here to donate and help our high school graduates continue their education or contribute to rescue sponsor more children from the Kakuma Refugee Camp for $1,500 a year. SoSS is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization in the US, so your donation is fully tax deductible.

102 Scholars Educated

The Seeds of South Sudan is proud to have transformed the lives of over 100 scholars. With your help, we’re looking to transform more orphans into a generation of educated leaders that will help rebuild The Republic of South Sudan.

There are 79 students in Roots Academy and various high schools. 

10 High School Graduates Awaiting College Scholarships

8 Attending University in Kenya

Over $300K Donated

We still need your help to transform the lives of South Sudanese orphans living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. Please click here to see how you can help.

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.

Seeds of South Sudan