International Cooperation and Development

Are you a non profit organization looking for expertise in education or in digital technologies? Seed might be your next key partner!

Seed expertise is right at the crossroad of education, technologies and social and international development. This includes multimedia projects, digital storytelling, distance learning, and much more.

Seed can work in the field, but can also be engaged in developing new project ideas and in fund-raising for your activities.


Training peace mediators in Sunyani, Ghana [closed]


Context A reliable and efficient judicial service is a key element for regional and national development. Effective judicial services mean less social conflict and a more stable situation. Often, developing countries suffer from a choked or corrupted system, jeopardizing any sustainable development effort. The Marian...

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Telling stories to learn and grow up [closed]

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Digital storytelling as a resource for young people of Samambaia, a suburb of Brasillia, to learn and express themselves.  Context Samambaia is a town located in the suburbs of Brasilia, where most of inhabitants are families experiencing disadvanged socio-economical conditions, and coming from the Noth-Eastern...

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Start-up of a recreational cafeteria in Ecuador [closed]


Opening a recreation cafeteria, where young people and children can socialize, play, read and learn together. That was the entrepreneurial idea from a local association of woman in Ecuador that seed supported, since the creation of the business plan, till the real opening of the...

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Training young entrepreneurs for success in Skopje, Macedonia [closed]


Macedonia is one of the contries with the highest unemployment rate, even if it can count on motivated and well-educated local youth. This project brought a youth entrepreneurship workshop for a bounch of dynamic local young people. Context Macedonia is a true crossroad of Europe,...

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Digital storytelling workshop at CEFE in Campeche (Mexico) [closed]


Telling stories and creating digital tales, to grow up together at the Educational and Training Centre Edimar (CEFE) in Campeche, Mexico.  Context Young people in Campeche often live in difficult socio-economical conditions, they are quite likely to leave school really ealry, and sometimes to experience...

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Micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for young mothers in Catamayo, Ecuador [closed]


Seed provides micro-entrepreneuship training and support to the members of an association of young mothers in Catamayo, Ecuador. Combining different funding sources, seed managed to offer ongoing support over three years, leading the opening of a new non profit bar and community center. Context Catamayo...

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A computer lab for digital storytelling in Campeche, Mexico [closed]

Storytelling in Campeche

Providing disadvantaged children and young people with access to technology can be an effective key for development. Working with a local education center in Campeche, Mexico, seed engaged in setting up a multimedia computer lab and in training teachers and educators for achieving a purposeful...

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Digital storytelling in Varazdin and Opatija, Croatia [closed]


After the long war that exploded in the Western Balkans in the ’90s, efforts are needed to reconstruct the civil society. This project proposed digital storytelling as an educational method for setting up community development projects with children and their families, in collaboration with DND,...

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A blog for Disadvantaged Youth in Brasilia [closed]


Educators of CEFE (Centro Educativo e Formativo) in Brasilia together with their pupils will design and publish a blog along one year. As a result of the project, CEFE students will gain the technological, methodological and communicative key skills to enter the knowledge society, both...

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Make a change: Be a VOLUNTEER! [closed]


Promoting volunteering among young people in Macedonia Context Through this project seed and the Macedonian association Youth Can will tackle the problem of lack of volunteering among the young people of Macedonia. A recent report indicates that 51, 2% of young people have never volunteered and...

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Digital storytelling Lab with Lodrino middle school [closed]


Developing and improving specific competences of a group of middle school students, by focusing on the creation of a story and on its development in digital format. Context Digital storytelling, which is, the productions of stories in digital format, is an adaptible and effective educational...

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ANSMH IT Lab and Digital Storytelling [closed]

The aim of this project is twofold: first of all, to set up a IT Lab for the Youth Support Centre of the Associação Nossa Senhora Mae Dos Homens in Samambaia (Brasilia); secondly, to build staff capacity about the use of digital storytelling and integrate...

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Emplo-youth-ability [closed]


Macedonia is one of the countries with the highest unemployment rate, especially among  young people. This project, designed in tight collaboration with a local youth association, provides training in employability for young people, ranging from curriculum writing to leadership and communication skills. Context Macedonia is...

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Digital storytelling for the integration of children with special needs [closed]


The Digital Storytelling for Development approach was developed by seed for fostering the integration process of children with disabilities. This ambitious project aims at bringing together a meaningful learning activity for children in a primary school, embedding curricular content, with an intense integration process for...

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Conoscere, lavorare, integrarsi [closed]


The project Conoscere, lavorare, integrarsi (Knowing, working, integrating) focuses on learning and integrating Lugano Muslim community women. The aim is to offer not only a language and professional integration path, but also a way to practice and enhance personal and professional skills in order to...

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Training course about digital technologies at Scuola di Vita Autonoma [closed]


The training course about digital technologies which we implemented with the operators and guests of Scuola di Vita Autonoma aimed at improving the partcipants’ understanding and knowledge of the most frequently used digital technologies, their characterstics, advantages and risks, in order to increase the safety...

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Storytelling for integration with the School Piccolo Principe and OTAF [closed]


Storytelling as an access point to creativity and integration. This was the challenge of a project involving a primary school and an organization for disabled children in Lugano, Switzerland. Context The Swiss education system is organized in order to offer to disabled children a different...

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Twinning: Accogliere per Educare [closed]


This twinning focuses on the family, as foundamental elment to support the life project of teenagers, both working with parents and children. The twinning wants to enable the sharing of good practices on this topic among the partners: ASL Como, Associazione Cometa, Centro Educativo e...

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Storytelling and disability: New Growth Opportunities for the children of the Istituto Sant’Angelo in Loverciano [closed]


Is there a way to improve reading, writing, drawing capabilities and also technological skills, but especially self-confidence and way of expressing using creativity and having fun in a multidisciplinary and collaborative work? Outcomes of the project New Growth Opportunities for the children of the Istituto...

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