SEEDS Model School has provided education & training to the poor, the orphaned, and the disadvantaged children within the community of Muzaffarabad, since 1994. We have educated more than 1500 children up to primary and secondary levels. Some of our students have achieved higher education and are currently employed in their areas of expertise.
The history of the SEEDS Model School can be divided into two eras: the first era being 1994-2005, and the second - 2005 - present. In the first era, the school was running successfully and catered over 300 students and had 18 members of staff. The quality of education was high and you could see the children evolving both mentally and spiritually.
The start of the second era for the SEEDS Model School is associated with the Kashmir Earthquake of 2005. On October 8th, the earthquake took the lives of over 80,000 people, and left over 3 million homeless, orphaned, and in need. Muzaffarabad was severely damaged by this earthquake, and most of its infrastructure was destroyed. On that day, just over 300 children were studying at the SEEDS Model School - 17 had lost their lives, and 30 were severely injured. The SEEDS Model school had completely collapsed
We decided that the education must resume, so for a temporary period - we used tents. Since then, we have made progress from the devastating setback that was the 2005 earthquake, and now we have over 200 students - with over 70% being either orphaned, or in need. We ensure that the students are able to learn, as we provide them with free books, uniforms, and healthcare. This project is improving the lives of many, so see if you yourself can get involved and help out.