Seeds of South Sudan

A nonprofit organization

Seeds of South Sudan Transforms Lives in Africa Through Education

Seeds of South Sudan is a Colorado-based, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that transforms the lives of South Sudanese orphans with the help of generous donors and sponsors in Colorado and beyond. When new sponsors commit to support an orphan, Seeds founder Arok Garang and volunteers interview children and retrieve them from a UN refugee camp in northern Kenya.  The children are educated in Kenyan boarding schools.  The photo below shows Aguil in the refugee camp and 10 years later as a high school student.

At the UN Refugee Camp, they receive one meal a day and attend classes with up to 100 students.  When they join the Seeds family, they receive three meals a day, medical care, and the opportunity to attend top-notch boarding schools. Since 2009, Seeds has educated more than 150 South Sudanese orphans to be “seeds of change for South Sudan.”

 Please consider donating to help transform the lives of these precious orphan children.


"Such a great cause. It is run extremely efficiently." Rona Wronker

"To rescue an orphan from one of the oldest refugee camps in the world ( Kakuma) in which refugees are allotted only one meal a day, where water has to be carried in, where education is inaccessible, where hope is bleak, and to then provide the opportunity for a child to receive an education in Nakuru, Kenya and live in a loving home with other orphans is the greatest investment in that student's life. 

It is the difference between hope and despair. Indeed, an education gives that orphan a chance at life and a future. To rescue a parentless child from such despairing refugee camp conditions and offer hope and an education is a most noble endeavor. Seeds of South Sudan, founded by a former refugee, an orphan himself, Arok Garang, is an honorable organization, worthy of everyone's support."   Rev. Heidi McGinness of Unflinching Hope Ministries Worldwide


To educate refugee children to become "seeds of change" for South Sudan.

Seeds is nurturing and inspiring ethical, caring young people to rebuild their shattered country of South Sudan.

Background Statement

Founded by former 'Lost Boy of Sudan' Arok Garang, Seeds of South Sudan is now educating more than 150 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 contribute to rebuilding their country of South Sudan.

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Organization name

Seeds of South Sudan

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Organization Size

Medium Organization


5555 Ward Rd
Arvada, CO 80002


5555 Ward Road
Arvada, CO 80002


PO Box 232
Arvada, CO 80001

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US







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