Our 2019/20 Annual Report is in!

Thanks to generous donors like yourself, during our 2019/20 financial year, which spanned July 2019 – June 2020, we raised over $39,000 to support children and youth in Kenya – the most money we’ve ever raised during a pandemic!

We offered full scholarships to 76 low-income, high achieving high school students in rural kenya, continued supporting 3 university students, and fed and educated over 80 children daily at SEED Junior Academy in Kibera slums, Nairobi. We also invested the first $9,000 in the school’s necessary reconstruction (and another almost $60,000 since!)

Read our full report here!

SEED’s 6th annual Amazing Race!

On June 20th, SEED hosted our 6th annual Amazing Race Swansea, this year with a COVID-inspired special neighbourhood edition! Families from Toronto’s Swansea community raced around their neighbourhood finding clues and completing challenges. The fastest teams were awarded with a pizza dinner.

Participating families collected donations for SEED. All together, we raised $1,668 CAD to fund the meal program and essential renovations at SEED Junior Academy. Be in touch if you’d like to host your own Amazing Race in your community!

SEED Junior Academy delivers food to families during COVID

During the pandemic, Seed Junior Academy’s administrator, Aouki Padox, has been distributing food to the school’s community in Kibera slum. Alongside the support of Brookhouse private school in Nairobi, buckets with 2 packages of maize flour, sugar, and a bar of soap have been distributed to 67 parents and teachers.

Help us feed more families in Kibera, where many people live meal-to-meal and the effects of the pandemic are deeply felt.

Buddha on Fire // Oct 19th // Yoga, Live Music & Tea for Kenya

Buddha on Fire, Oct 19th, 2019 yoga event Toronto.

Buddha on Fire, Oct 19th, 2019 yoga event Toronto.

We are excited to announce our upcoming Buddha on Fire in Toronto: a beautiful afternoon of all-levels yoga alongside a live musician, followed by tea and cookies, with all proceeds supporting SEED Junior Academy’s meal program!

+ ALL-LEVELS YOGA by 3 awesome teachers donating their time to take you through an energizing 3 style journey (Bibi Hahn, Tyler Jackson & Amanda Stokes)

+ LIVE MUSIC donated by the incomparable Jennifer Gillmor (she shifts seamlessly between the jembeh, flute, didgeridoo, and cello)

+ TREATS AND TEA donated by David’s Tea & friends

+ Tickets only $15 and up, with all proceeds supporting a school in Kenya! Volunteer options available.

Tickets by donation here.

Follow event updates and the community here.

Find us on Global Giving!

SEED recently participated in Global Giving’s Accelerator Program, where we were challenged to raise $5000 USD from at least 40 donors in 17 days.  We are proud to announce that we surpassed our goal, raising $7688 USD from 75 donors!  We have gained permanent status on GlobalGiving’s online fundraising platform.  Global Giving accelerator badgeFunds raised will be used to help build a library at SEED Junior Academy in Kibera slums, to support the education of our 70+ students there.  Check out the campaign here!

Buddha on Fire // Yoga, Live Music & Tea for SEED // February 23rd

Banner image for Buddha on Fire yoga event in Toronto happening on Feb 23rd

Saturday, February 23rd
6:30 – 9:30pm

Union Yoga + Wellness
956 Bloor St W, Toronto

Join us for a revitalizing and restoring candlelit all-levels yoga class with live music supporting SEED Junior Academy. We’ll start off with a centering meditation to wake up our body and breath, then flow through some energizing Kundalini and vinyasa yoga. The class will close with restorative holds and a guided meditation to bring us into a deep savasana. After class, bask in the ambient vibes over tea and cookies and the lovely company of each other. Taught by Kasia Kord, Tyler Jackson and Marlene Sammy, with live music by Jennifer Gillmor (cello, flute, didgeridoo, djembe), this unique event is not to be missed!

Tickets online
Buddha on Fire Memberships
Facebook event

7:00 – 8:30 – All-levels kundalini, vinyasa and restorative yoga
8:30 – 9:30 – Tea & cookies from DAVIDsTEA & friends