SHANEEL PATEL

Director Development

Shaneel is the Development Officer responsible for building out the Seeds of Africa Foundation footprint at University of Virginia. Shaneel is a student at University of Virginia majoring in Commerce and Economics.

He has worked in Zimbabwe’s hyper inflationary environment and has witnessed the effects the economy has had on the education system. Shaneel has been involved with several education initiatives including the Kudzidza Foundation which sponsored primary education for hundreds of HIV/AIDS orphans in northern Zimbabwe.

Shaneel has traveled to over 40 countries He is passionate about education and poverty alleviation. He believes that education is the key to alleviating poverty and empowering future generations. During his leisure time he enjoys golfing and traveling.