Seeds Students Speak

During the novel coronavirus, Seeds asked students to reflect on what a father means to them. All students in Seeds of South Sudan are orphans. Some remember their fathers; others were too young to have a  memory of them. In those cases, the students spoke of people who were good role models for fathers.

Below are short statements written by the students, linked to their full statement about fathers. You can also see videos of our students by clicking here.

Adum Kuir

Father … you took good care of me after mother had left. You played both role as father and as mother … you put me together and I was happy again … I can forget any love that I have ever been given by friends and relatives but never shall I ever forget your love daddy … Sometimes the world is unfair to some people. Why did it take my father away from me? Why!! Why!! I was left alone and blind folded … I jumped into a lorry that was taking people to Kakuma (Refugee Camp). I never knew that was the gate to see bright light again. Arok came and let me join the ‘SOSS’ in 2009 …

Read Adum’s reflections, in her own handwriting here.

Adum Kuir

Why Give?

Seeds of South Sudan gives refugee children hope through a quality education and safe living conditions, encouraging them to develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Arok Garang, founder of Seeds of South Sudan, knows personally the importance of an education. As one of the few “Lost Boys of Sudan” who was able to come to America, he is truly dedicated to giving back to his country in hopes of helping South Sudan develop a sustainable and successful future.

Almost 100% of donations go directly to the benefit of the children, as all staff functions are performed by a group of dedicated volunteers and administrative costs are kept to an absolute minimum.

The children are educated in the best schools in Kenya. Upon their graduation our hope is that the children will return to South Sudan to teach new generations of children, therefore becoming the foundation of the country’s future.

Whether you donate a little now, or fully sponsor a child, you will forever give hope to a nation and its children in need.


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