Seeds of Light came into being in 2000 when Leslie Temple-Thurston, a South African living in the United States, was driving through the Acornhoek area in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, and became acutely aware of the overwhelming numbers of children orphaned by AIDS. She decided to do something to help uplift the community and support the orphans. We have completed many projects including: drilling wells; creating sustainable vegetable gardens; providing HIV/AIDS education and skills trainings; opening a clinic; establishing computer centers; and creating libraries and music and art programs.
Who Are We?
Seeds of Light is the humanitarian service arm of CoreLight, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the awakening of the global heart. We know that love-in-action is the most powerful response to what we see transpiring in our world. Our goal is to be responsive to the urgent crises that arise in the coming times.
The Director of Seeds of Light, Dr. Wendy Fraser, is a medical doctor who qualified in 1992 from Wits University in Johannesburg. Wendy and her husband and two children moved from Johannesburg to the Acornhoek/Hoedspruit area in 2005. She ran the surgery ward at Tintswalo (“Grace”) hospital in Acornhoek for five years prior to joining Seeds of Light. In this time, she has developed a deep love for the people of this area, while identifying the many problems that lead to health-related issues. Wendy has always been inspired by the amazing work that Seeds of Light is doing in the community of Acornhoek. She joined the Seeds of Light team in January 2014, and is very excited to help nurture the many uplifting projects and beautiful children and adults Seeds of Light supports.