The Seed Logo The Seed, Africa started as a seed itself – but with your help it is growing into a people-powered force for good.

Started to crowdfund a scholarship to send a girl in Eswatini (Swaziland) to boarding school, The Seed completed its first crowdfunding campaign at the end of 2012, followed up by a second campaign in December 2014.

The benefits of educating girls in developing communities have been widely documented. So, in giving ‘Lelo’ an opportunity to fulfil her potential, we hope to plant a seed to change the world.

More than that, we want to empower our supporters to know that they, as individuals, are a force for positive change. They simply need to come together, like a philanthropic flashmob, and be the change they wish to see.

The Seed Girls Group

On International Day of the Girl 2013, The Seed blossomed with the launch of The Seed Girls Group. Meeting every weekend – alongside Lelo, when she was home from boarding school – our girls empowerment group focused on careers development, confidence-building and community outreach.

During the 14-month programme, The Seed Girls participated in projects ranging from health awareness to welcoming many of their role models as guest speakers. They also committed to improve conditions in their community, visiting vulnerable elders in their homes and redecorating the local children’s centre. Visit The Seed on Facebook to find out more.

Future growth

We are currently planning The Seed’s next stage of growth. More details to be revealed soon.


The Seed is an HMRC-registered charity: EW40642