The primary program of the SEEDS Foundation is SEEDS Academy, a college-preparatory boarding school (grades 9-12) created in 2003 to provide Senegalese boys with a year-round, rigorous academic, athletic and leadership development curriculum.
The Academy is demonstrating significant accomplishments, such as a 50% success rate on the French Baccalaureate, ten points above the national average.
The SEEDS Academy is currently located on a leased government property, National Center for Vocational and Sports Education (CNEPS) in Thies, Senegal, where the enrollment capacity is 30 student-athletes. SEEDS Academy offers free tuition, room, board, and three full meals a day.
SEEDS Academy has been established with limited human and financial resources.
To date, more than 20 alumni have realized the opportunity to continue to pursue their dreams beyond the Academy.
Education In Senegal
Primary School Enrollment – 78%
Secondary School Enrollment – 21%
Tertiary (College/University) Enrollment – 5%
Student–Teacher Ratio – 42:1
Literacy Rate (15 years +) – 39%
Child Malnutrition (Under 5 years) – 23%