Students for Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED)
SDGs Supported: #4 Quality Education, #10 Reduced Inequalities
Summary: Aouki Patrick Odongo grew up in Kibera, one of the most economically impoverished areas in Kenya—and the world. He saw how unreliable access to food, water and a stable home created a path fraught with obstacles, especially for the children living in the Nairobi neighborhood. And now he’s using that experience to change the narrative.
As director of Students for Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED), this determined changemaker is helping transform life for youth in marginalized communities through education. That includes establishing the first SEED School in Kibera, which offers primary school education to more than 70 children annually. Through Hours for Impact, Odongo and his team members are pledging hours to support U.N. Sustainable Development Goals 10, to reduce inequality, and 4, to help “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”