The Open Door Foundation regularly runs focused campaigns to raise funds for targeted needs. We welcome your support of these special, limited-time, campaigns. We currently have TWO campaigns; scroll down to check them out: Basic Tablets | Toilet Kits
TOILET KIT DRIVE
Each child needs a toilet kit
OBJECTIVE: Provide each child in our sponsored childcare homes with a toilet kit.
GOAL: 600 toilet kits
TIMELINE: March 01 to June 30, 2021
STATUS: 0 toilet kits funded
Announcing our latest campaign! We are raising funds for the coming academic year to supply each child across our sponsored childcare homes with a toilet kit.
Hygiene is something we take for granted. Unfortunately, these kids do not have the basics like a toothbrush, soap, or a comb.
Using funds raised through this campaign, we will provide each child with a pouch that contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, nail cutter, soap, shampoo, and hair oil. Additionally, kits for females will include sanitary pads and hair pins. This will not meet their needs for the entire year, but will supplement the meager supplies provided by orphanages.
The kits cost ₹120 for males and ₹180 for females. We support 600 students and plan to distribute the kits at a "Welcome back to school" tea party at the childcare homes we support.
We currently have donors willing to match donations, so your donations will go twice as far!
30 BASIC TABLETS
OBJECTIVE: Empower students to access online classes through tablets or smartphones.
GOAL: 30 tablets or smartphones
TIMELINE: Dec 10, 2020 - March 31, 2021
STATUS: 10 out of 30 tablets funded (as of 3/1/2021)
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it almost impossible for children to attend school in-person. Online schooling requires basic digital infrastructure that most of us take for granted. However, the child-care homes and children we support don’t always enjoy that basic level of digital infrastructure. While some children are able to attend classes through computers and phones, the vast majority have limited to no access to internet devices that allow for a meaningful educational experience.
A new/refurbished tablet costs about ₹9000/-. We are also able to accept used and working tablets/smart phones donations.
EIGHT TABLETS DEPLOYED AT RAINBOW HOME
February 15, 2021
📣 Naresh D'Mello, the Managing Trustee of The Open Door Foundation, delivered EIGHT tablets to Rainbow Home for Girls in Bengaluru. Thank you for your generosity! 📣
INTERNET ACCESS INSTALLED AT ONE OF OUR CHILD CARE HOMES
March 29, 2021
Exciting news! 100 girls from ages 5-15 now have wi-fi so they can access the internet, get homework help, participate in classroom instruction online, and get on the information highway. The Open Door Foundation distributed tablets to this home earlier in the year, so now the students can use them to their full intent.