‘Happiness [is] only real when shared’ – John Krakauer, Into the Wild
After marrying in 2014, Joseph Skaf and Camila Capel decided to leave their successful finance careers to take a one-year sabbatical. Their goal was to step back, understand how to be more useful in the world, and learn more of people, cultures, and the purpose of life. After traveling across the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, they realized that they found the greatest happiness by serving others and sharing people’s journeys toward personal growth and giving.
While traveling, Joseph and Camila volunteered at non-profit lifestyle centers and wellness facilities that helped to change people’s lives. They also got to know many amazing self-supporting social projects around the world. From these experiences, and with the dream of being able to make a difference in the world, the SEEDS concept was born. It started in 2016, in the city of Newcastle, NSW through a group of visionary investors that dream about a better world.
SEEDS Newcastle is a non-for-profit charity, mainly sustained by volunteers, which seeks to advance education and promote a multi-dimensional quality of living that all people desire to have.