Seeds of Learning believes that education is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against poverty and bringing about peace.
In 2005, a series of earthquakes left the northern region of Pakistan utterly devastated. Over 80,000 people perished, making it the third worst catastrophe in recorded human history. Seeds of Learning (or SOL) was created in response to this devastation, to play a part in the recovery and helping people put their lives back together. The committee started by sending housing materials, medical equipment, food, and clothing.
Following that, the leadership team took a hard look at the most crucial needs of the community. The answer was obvious: Education. The question was, how? Seeds of Learning partnered with one of the largest and most well respected NGO’s working in the education space, The Citizen’s Foundation (or TCF). Created in 1995, TCF has built 1500 schools in Pakistan, serving over 220,000 students in Pakistan. This is all accomplished with a fifty percent Female/Male student ratio, while employing an all female workforce of administrators and teachers at each TCF school.
Thanks to the loyalty and dedication of our local Indianapolis community, SOL has contributed over two million dollars towards education for underprivileged children in Pakistan. SOL also believes that in addition to helping the children of Pakistan, we must also take care of the children in our own community. Being a part of this great country, it is easy to overlook that there are people and communities in need in our own backyard. That’s why SOL has adopted two local Indianapolis Public Schools as our own sister schools, and has contributed over seventy thousand dollars towards projects and school improvements at the facilities.
We believe that education is the answer to the most important problems facing our world today, and helps to foster understanding and bridge cultures and people all around the world.
So please give today, and be a part of helping to Transform Lives through Education!