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:
- Children must be orphans;
- Willing to learn and
- 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 $1800 a year covers tuition, room and board at Roots Academy or one of the high schools. Seeds also has 21 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 $1,800 a year. SoSS is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization in the US, so your donation is fully tax deductible.
“As far as I can recall, my father was a tall man with a lovely facial expression. Apart from his physical outlook which I vividly remember, most fundamentally, he was a loving but strict father. He would make sure a person finishes what he has started. But often times, he would encourage me to work hard. Though he is no more, I am glad to have some elder brothers who acted in a way like my father at the home base in Nakuru.
Deng Kuany and Arok Garang have filled this gap. They have become father figures to me because I believe that some of the greatest attributes of a good father are: to encourage his children to do well, to care for them and wish them well in life. In simple terms, our earthly fathers are to be a reflection of our heavenly father.”