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 Through Education in Kenya

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.

Thanks for Your Support at  Valentines for Seeds of South Sudan
New Seeds Students at Roots Academy

Seeds greatly appreciates the more than 50 supporters who attended the Valentines for Seeds event Feb. 4. We raised significant funds to cover tuition for students who have lost their sponsor and one new sponsor steeped up to rescue a refugee orphan waiting in Kakuma!

Thanks to Alan and Linda Farb for hosting the fund-raiser and for Wendy Satsky for hosting the party to make custom-designed Valentines cards. Marc Lefkovics made delicious soup and other goodies.  Other volunteers presented a compelling program.  Speaker Deanna Chilton talked about how she and her family has been greatly blessed by working with the South Sudanese students.  Jill Flateland described how health screening by the 2022 service trip volunteers uncovered many serious but treatable health issues in students and staff. Then Byron Flateland shared  videos of four students talking about conditions in Kakuma (sleeping six to a mat) and how their lives have been transformed by joining Seeds.

Another service trip will travel to Kenya in November 2024. Email Sue Counterman for information: Sue@seedsofsouthsudan.org.

Help Seeds fully fund the college tuition for these three hard-working university students. They have partial sponsorships but your help is needed to cover their college expenses.  You can learn more at https://seedsofsouthsudan.org/our-students/higher-education/

Congratulations to Our 23 Newest High School Students!

For the first time in Seeds’ history, we had 23 Seeds students enter high school in January 2024!
Of those, 20 graduated from Roots Academy, (K-8). Another three new students were given the eighth grade exit exam at Kakuma Refugee Camp and scored highly enough to enter ninth grade! The eight ninth graders pictured below include three who came directly from Kakuma and five who graduated from Roots Academy.  Until now, all students started at Roots Academy. Congratulations to all for reaching this milestone!

These eight high school students are enrolled at Arnersen’s Boys HS.

Seven Seeds Scholars Graduate From High School

Seven more Seeds High School Students have graduated from high school in December 2024. They will be leaving Kenya to volunteer in South Sudan for several months. Our founder and the board believe it is important for new graduates to see South Sudan to 1) connect with their culture, 2) give back to South Sudan and 3) see the challenges they will face living there full time.

More of our high school graduates are waiting to reconnect with their homeland and attend college or a trade school. You can help by making a donation. Seeds is a US 501 (c)(3) non-profit, so your donations are fully tax-deductible.

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Thanks For Your incredible Support

Since its founding in 2009, Seeds has been able to educate more than 150 South Sudanese refugee orphans in Kenya.

In recent years, more than 60 students have graduated from high school in Kenya. More than 20 have been supported by sponsors to attend university in Kenya. Four 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 above 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!

More than $1 Million Donated

Seeds has been blessed to have many generous sponsors and donors over the years to educate 150 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.

Donations to Seeds of South Sudan are Tax-Deductible

Seeds of South Sudan is a Colorado-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, so your donations are fully tax-deductible.

Our all-volunteer board of directors and other volunteers makes your donation go even farther. The Tax ID number for Seeds is 45-484-3694. Click here to see how you can help. Thank you!


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


Seeds of South Sudan Founder Tells His Life Story as a Lost Boy of Sudan

Seeds of South Sudan founder Arok Garang, a former Lost Boy of Sudan,  tells his life story of escaping genocide in South Sudan, coming to America, earning a college degree and founding a nonprofit to rescue other South Sudanese orphans languishing in a UN refugee camp.

Seeds of South Sudan