SEEDS-India is a registered charity in India. It is inspired by SEEDS, a registered 501 (C) (3) non-profit public foundation in the USA. Our members believe in the objectives and values of SEEDS, participate actively in deliberations, and provide long-term financial or volunteer support to projects sponsored by SEEDS. “SEEDS has been an education in ‘life’ for each one of us,” says a long-standing member, “Interacting with people struggling with challenges of life in remote rural areas, appreciating their challenges and playing a role however small in helping them overcome the challenges, has given us an exposure, without which education would have remained dry, purposeless, and incomplete.”
SEEDS works in partnership with nonprofit organizations and communities that know the local conditions, needs, resources, and possible solutions. When a proposed project aligns with SEEDS objectives and values, SEEDS supporters and members bring technical guidance as well as financial help that is catalytic in nature while the partners implement the project. Often the beneficiaries of the project provide in-kind help such as labor and sustainability plan. Ideal solutions emerge from working together in this way taking joint ownership.
A Latest Initiative: Did you know that India has only 1.7 nurses per 1000 people while WHO estimated needs are much higher at 4.5 healthcare workers per 1000 people. We have initiated a student assistance program to enable interested students of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and lower middle-class families in Odisha in completing their Nursing Diploma course and make them well-trained and confident nurses to help society, as well as ultimately uplift themselves and their families economically. Here is the FAQ for more details and the Assistance Application form. We have now supported 75+ nursing students with a scholarship this annual cycle.
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Our supporters can make tax-deductible donations in the USA in dollars and in India in INR as permitted by law. SEEDS is an all-volunteer organization. While the financial contribution is important, SEEDS is also heavily dependent on the time and skills contributed by our dedicated volunteers towards SEEDS activities and projects.
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