Who is Seed Educational Consulting?

Seed Educational Consulting is a pan-African study abroad agency and digital resource. Our objective is to provide relevant information, advice, and counseling to help young Africans benefit from educational opportunities abroad.

Why are we different from other educational agencies?

Seed Educational Consulting is a company dedicated to African students​

Our project is new, but we have 50+ years of combined experience in counseling students about universities abroad.​

Our core values are to promote growth - personal, academic, and professional​

We have hand-picked our partner colleges and universities for African students. We believe they offer the best opportunities for students looking to study abroad.

Seed Educational Consulting provides more than university advice.

We know all about the countries, cities, and customs abroad. Our African Study Abroad blog is filled with knowledge to help you decide on your dream study abroad experience. There are many contributions from students past and present.

Career advice is offered by Seed Educational Consulting as part of our service for African students. For students who return home to branch out into business, we are also more than happy to offer recommendations.

As the testimonies of our students show, Seed Educational Consulting helps guide your path forward.

What You Say

It’s always important to take advice from people you can trust – those students we have helped in the past!

Manman - Côte D'Ivoire Santa Rosa Junior College 2021

I was very lucky to find someone like Mr Simon during my application. He helped me to figure out everything about this new process and it became much easier for me. Even now, when I have a question he is always there to help me. I know that there is someone that I can trust.

Kevin - Togo Lewis University 2021

It has been years since I wanted to study abroad but never succeeded. Each time, I had difficulty obtaining the visa...However the first time I contacted Seed Educational, I knew I had made the right choice...Indeed, not only did I obtain an acceptance in the first university...but in addition, obtaining the visa was also easy

Channing - Chad Ohio Dominican University - 2020

Finding the right school with the right program is not always easy. That was my case in the summer 2020. With the help of Seed, I was able to get accepted at the Ohio Dominican University, where I am pursuing an MBA in data analytics and risk management. If I was to rate my experience with the Seed Educational, I would give a 10/10.

Awa - Côte D'Ivoire Douglas College 2021

Seed Educational Consulting, a perfect company, helped me make my dream come true by searching for a school for me, a house and everything. Since 6 months I've been here in Vancouver and I can tell you that everything here is perfect.

Alyda - Côte D'Ivoire King's Education Brighton 2021

I always wanted to study in England for my degree. After I graduated, I used Mr Gooch's services to help me find a school for my foundation year. Thanks to him, I was able to get into a reference college and my school year is going very well.

Gafar - Togo Ohio Dominican University 2021

I was able to obtain my admission to Ohio Dominican University in Columbus through Seed. Despite the Covid-19 situation, great preparation for my visa interview. I also got a scholarship which significantly reduced my tuition fees. To the director and the entire Seed team I say a big thank you. I can't say thank you enough to the Seed family.

    The Seed Educational Consulting Team

    Simon Gooch Seed Education Director and Founder
    Mr. Simon Gooch

    Founder & Director

    With 20 years of study abroad counselling experience, including 10 years in Africa, Simon is fortunate to have spent time in 21 African countries and hopes to get to the remaining 33 one day! He speaks English and French.

     
    Mr. Credo De Souza

    Lead Consultant

    Based in Togo and bilingual in English & French. Credo has helped many West-African students embark on their dream studies abroad over the last 10 years. Credo is also our chief translator of documents for visa applications.

     
    Mr. Paul Delaney

    Marketing Director

    Paul works with our teams to help bring useful study abroad information to students all over Africa. He speaks English, Spanish and just about enough Portuguese to answer emails from Lusophone countries! 

     
     

    Seed Partner Universities & Colleges

    Seed Educational Consulting is proud to represent the following institutions. They are hand-picked for African students. There are options to suit every budget.  We have strong relationships with each of our partners cannot wait to tell you more about them!

     
     
     
     
     

    Start your study abroad journey today

    Our team of expert counselors is on-hand to help you to choose the right path for you.

     
     
     
     
     

    The Seed Education Consulting website has been written, designed, and built for African students

    The Seed project is all about promoting growth and development through education – your personal growth but, in time, we also hope that you will bring back your newly acquired skills and knowledge to aid the development and growth of your home country, and Africa in general. To help you achieve those goals, we can help you to find the right university courses abroad or online.

    Seed Educational Consulting also aims to create development opportunities for African digital marketers. Several of the team are past and present African study abroad students. All of the team are sharing their experiences and skills to help the study abroad students of the future. 

    If you are a African digital marketer with a study abroad background, we’d love to hear from you!

     
     

    Seed Educational Consulting Digital Team

    Expert young marketers from around Africa

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    Ms. Ariane Kamitche

    Editor & Translator

    Nationality: Ivorian
    Languages: French & English

     
     
     
     
     
    Lilian Greitbauer SEO Writer & Editor Seed Educational
    Ms. Lilian Greitbauer

    SEO Content Writer & Editor

    Nationality: Kenyan
    Languages: English, German, Swahili, French, Ekegusii & Kikuyu

     
     
     
     
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    Mr. Joel Donfak​

    Web Designer & Developer

    Nationality: Cameroonian
    Languages: English, French & Pidgin

     
     
     
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    Mr. Jean Houngtongbe​

    SEO Content Writer

    Nationality: Beninese
    Languages: French, English & Fon

     
     
     
     
    Kevin Kamau SEO and Copy Writer for Seed Educational Consulting
    Mr. Kevin Kamau

    SEO Content Writer 

    Nationality: Kenyan
    Languages: English & Swahili

     
     
     
    Sweetest Noelly Houe content writer for Seed Educational consulting
    Ms. Sweetest Houé

    SEO Content Writer 

    Nationality: Ivorian
    Languages: French & English 

     
     
     
     
    Ayeman SEO Writer for Seed Educational Consulting
    Mr. Aymane AK Hiri

    SEO Content Writer

    Nationality: Moroccan
    Languages: English, French & Arabic

     
     
     
     
     
    Chidera SEO Writer
    Mr. Chidera Anushiem

    SEO Content Writer

    Nationality: Nigerian
    Languages: English, Ibo

     
     
     
     
     

    Seed Educational Consulting Story

    Seed Educational Consulting was set up in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic by two British males, Simon Gooch and Paul Delaney. Yes, we know what it looks like – two white guys looking to make money in Africa. Nothing new there, or is there? Let us introduce the core principles that underpin our business:

     
     
     

    We are a for-profit organisation with a conscience

    Yes, we do want to make money. However, we want to build long-term relationships with our clients who see and understand the value that we give, the professionalism of our services, and who are happy to recommend us to their friends and family.

    We believe in the rich potential of Africa’s youth

    Simon Gooch, Seed’s founder, has spent 10 years traveling around much of Africa, attending study abroad fairs, and visiting schools and universities. Over that time he has talked to thousands of parents and prospective students and he has been able to help hundreds of students to study in the USA, Canada, and UK.

    Almost without exception, he has seen those students flourish and grow during their studies abroad. He is always pleased to receive messages from contacts at Seed partner institutions expressing how delighted they are with the students that we have sent them: hard-working, studious but always ready to participate fully in campus life.

    Life in Africa can be very hard and there are many aspects of life that could and need to be improved. We also see huge challenges ahead, such as climate change and a fast-growing population, that have the potential to knock Africa back in the future. However, we also see a thirst for knowledge, a desire to make things better and an ingenuity ready to be harnessed among Africa’s youth.

    Seed, in its own small way, hopes to help unleash that potential.

     

    We want to promote African talent

    From the outset of the project, we have explored and continue to explore ways to engage and employ young African talent to help the growth of Seed, whether that is the design of our website, writing and producing blog and social media content, or even acting as ambassadors who represent Seed’s study abroad opportunities to other interested students.

     

    We are not an apolitical organization

    We stand shoulder to shoulder with people who want to break down barriers and promote education and equality for all, irrespective of nationality, gender, religion, or anything else used to discriminate.

    We believe in opening up opportunities for young African students that the youth in many other parts of the world take for granted. To that end, Seed Educational Consultancy pledges to donate a fixed percentage of all profits to causes that we believe in and that will help improve the lives of Africans now, and for future generations. In the months and years ahead we plan to update you on these commitments.

    In addition, if you feel that you have something to contribute to Seed, please write to us at [email protected]. Yes, Seed’s Directors may appear to be pale, stale, and male but we aim for an inclusive, welcoming and respectful environment that will enable you to thrive and develop.