Educate Refugee Children to Become Seeds of Change for South Sudan
From Lost Boys to Educated Adults
When the Lost Boys of Sudan fled their country by the thousands to escape armed horsemen, the elders told them: You will become the seeds of a future South Sudan.”
Seeds of South Sudan rescues refugee orphans from the Kakuma Refugee Camp so they can receive an education in Kenyan boarding schools.
Volunteer leaders select these bright children based on their leadership potential and willingness to help others.
Seeds works to ensure that bright African young people reach their potential. Each Seeds student earns an excellent education so they can create a strong, peaceful, civil society in South Sudan.
EDUCATION CAN EMPOWER
Seeds follows this guiding principle: The ethical and moral way to create lasting change is to respect and empower people’s capacity to transform their own lives through education. In this way, South Sudanese can build a sustainable future.
Aguil Lual Deng
A Seeds of South Sudan Success Story
Aguil Lual Deng was born in 2001 in Paliau, South Sudan. She lost her parents in the genocide that continues to this day in South Sudan. Aguil was taken to the Kakuma Refugee Camp by community members. Arok selected Aguil for the Seeds of South Sudan program where she attended Roots Academy and received the medical attention that she needed.
Aguil thrived at school and in her final year at Root’s Academy, she was elected Head Girl by the nearly 1000 students. All students in eighth grade are given an exam and the government of Kenya decides whether they will attend a national, regional or provincial high school.
Aguil was selected for the Njonjo Girls High School, one of the top-rated national high schools in Kenya. She entered her sophomore year in January 2018. Aguil is tenacious in her goal of becoming a medical doctor to help the people of South Sudan and works very hard in school. Middle school students at Colorado Academy began supporting Aguil in 2009. They receive letters and updates from Aguil each year. Students raise funds during the school year to continue the support of this incredible young woman.