The Open Door Foundation regularly runs focused campaigns to raise funds for targeted needs. We welcome your support of these special, limited-time, campaigns.
MAKING HYGIENE MORE ACCESSIBLE
January 21, 2023
For our first project of 2023, we are raising funds to augment and upgrade the bathroom facilities at a child care home in Bangalore.
Our goal is to raise ₹4,50,000/ ($5600 USD) to address the undesirable situation affecting 50 children. Help us build new facilities!
❗❗ We currently have donors who have agreed to *match* all donations, so your contributions will go twice as far ❗❗
The current situation:
The home houses 50 children from 5 years to 18 years of age
The home has 5 bathrooms, 5 toilets, and no designated wash basins
The facilities are few and dilapidated, with serious plumbing issues in the toilets
Toilets have no flushes and poor lighting
Bathrooms have weathered flooring and non-functioning fixtures
Outdoor storage shed is weather-worn and porous to rodents
Lack of proper shelving limits its utility
Our plan is to
Add 3 toilets and 3 bathrooms bringing the total to 16
Outfit all toilets with concealed plumbing and hygiene fittings
Bring in ample running water to all units
Upgrade lighting to make it night-time friendly for the kids
Rebuild the outdoor storage unit and install shelving
The Open Door Foundation volunteers are overseeing this project at no cost. Pearl Developers has extended their architectural, interior design, project management and procurement management support at no cost.
Timelines for execution is January and February 2023.
💢 Significant contributions can be acknowledged by a placard at the orphanage.
Photos below show the current state of the facilities.