Our Story

Social Empowerment and Economic Development Society (SEEDS) is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It was established in the year 2008 with intent to extend services in Education, Skills, Livelihoods and Agriculture to communities who would otherwise not have access to such support

Pioneered by few professionals from IL&FS Education and with the conviction to bring about social change, SEEDS has been playing a vital role in bringing about a more equitable and just society wherein all individuals have improved access to opportunities for growth. Delivering sustainable solutions in Education, Skills, Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship, SEEDS intends to demonstrate models that have a greater impact and are scale-able

The emphasis of SEEDS activities has been to develop models that can be replicated in different areas and build long term rural partnerships

SEEDS's first programmes were initiated in Duttaluru; a remote village in the interiors of the Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh. It is located about 75 Kms away from the District Headquarters, Nellore. Poor socio- economic conditions in the village persist, with majority of the villagers being landless or having small fragmented holding, several being without work for more than 8 months in a year. SEEDS has taken these challenges head-on and attempted to provide a new direction to the people of Duttaluru


Our Partners & Donors

Colgate Palmolive
Tata Trusts
Maruti Suzuki
Cognizant Foundation
McKinsey & Company

Implementing Partners