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 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

Next, our dream is to build a school for Swaziland’s most vulnerable and at risk girls. A safe space where they can heal and blossom. To make this dream come true, please click here and make a donation.


The Seed is an HMRC-registered charity: EW40642