NEWS & UPDATES
NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO KICK OFF 2023
January 21, 2023
The Open Door Foundation is kicking off 2023 with a new campaign to upgrade existing bathroom facilities at one of our child care homes. As a reminder, The Open Door Foundation is a volunteer-centric NGO that works for the development of children living in orphanages and Child Care Homes (CCH) in India. The children in these homes may be orphans, run-aways, from broken families or abused. See more information on our Current Campaigns page.
[POSITION FILLED!] WE'RE HIRING - ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
March 11, 2022
The role objectives of the Administrative Coordinator
Be the administrative point of contact for ODF
Provide administrative support for all running campaigns
Coordinate new volunteer registration and assignment to various programs
Put in place administrative processes and program reporting for The Foundation
This role allows the flexibility of work-from-home. Work timings are flexible
but will require 8-10 hours a week. At least once a week the administrator is expected to visit a child care
home to interact with ODF volunteers and coordinators, and child-care home directors.
Learn more using the link below
FEEDING CHILDREN TO HONOR LATE FAMILY MEMBERS
October 7, 2021
In September, two donors sponsored meals for dinner to honor the passing of a family member. Each sponsored meal allowed 150 girls and boys across three homes to enjoy a meal of chicken biriyani, raitha, veggies, dessert, and some fruit.
For some who were returning after a forced covid break, it was a highly relished welcome-back meal!
Catered by Afsar Caterers.
The Open Door Foundation is happy to work with you to honor late family members through sponsored meals.
MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUR GP
July 19, 2021
A healthy child is not only a happy child but also frees up the adult who supervises them. The current health crisis has brought to the fore the need for a heightened sense of general health awareness. A group of young doctors – graduating and interns from Bangalore colleges – have set out on a mission to educate children on important medical and health topics. Your GP, as they like to be called, has teamed up with The Open Door Foundation to better educate our children in matters of health and hygiene.
Our first round of Covid Prevention webinars is well underway and has received strong thumbs-ups from the children and care-givers. Though these online webinars the children are given formal medical education and allowed to get their doubts clarified by the doctors.
Early intervention is the next best solution. We also provide first line emergency medical consultation by senior doctors using a telemedicine model thereby getting professional care earlier in the illness process. Medical problems that go untreated or incorrectly treated by care-givers now get the chance of an “onsite” doctor available everyday via video.
In partnership with Your GP, The Open Door Foundation is making our child-care homes a healthier place for the children.
If you'd like to support this great work, please check out the Volunteer & Donate section of our website.
MISSION MILK + THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION!
July 6, 2021
Mission Milk (https://www.facebook.com/MissionMilkBLR) is an initiative by a group of socially conscious individuals to provide better nutrition to children during these exceptional times. In partnership with them, The Open Door Foundation has brought a glass of milk to the breakfast table for our child care homes. The added nutrition helped build immunity and kept our children covid-free. Through the month of May, June and July about 150 children aged 5-15 years enjoyed a healthier breakfast.
HERSHEY'S ONE-TIME DONATION TO THE OPEN DOOR FOUNDATION
July 9, 2021
The Open Door Foundation is celebrating a one-time donation from Hershey’s milk to all of our homes 💝 🥛 💝
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.
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! 📣