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Open Door Initiatives

Mission

Open Door Initiatives is committed to promoting equal educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in Texas State and all across the globe. We believe that education is the birthright of every child all over the world. It is the key to making the world a better place. Our goal is for children to pursue education by providing them with learning options and access to resources to grab these opportunities. We will be granting scholarships and paying medical bills to underprivileged children so they can be in good health also secure their studies in an appropriate learning environment. We believe every child deserve the chance to live a healthy and productive life.

Notes from the nonprofit

Open door Initiatives helped 1000 children to go and stay in school in Nigeria by paying their school fees. We ensure that kids from poor families get the help they need to go to school. We have passion for what we are doing; because we know that if we help them now, we will have a peaceful and war-free world. Now, this is what we want you to know. Uneducated children bring war, disorder, and unhappiness, educated and healthy children bring peace and positive ideas on how to make the world a better place. Join us in making the world a better place for all of us. Now, we challenge you to help children all over the world who do not have money to be educated and receive medical care. By helping them, they can be who they want to be in life and not let them die with their unfulfilled dreams. We promise that you will be happy that you did.

Ruling year info

2022

President

Eunice Ndu

CEO/Founder

Paris Ndu

Main address

3555 Ashfield Dr

Houston, TX 77082 USA

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EIN

87-3722579

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Covid-19 disrupted education for more than 1.5 billion learners and forced students to abandon formal education, many of whom might not return. Most of the world switched immediately to online learning and were provided with educational opportunities at home. Most students in Africa however, did not share the same privilege. After Covid-19 , 80% of children In rural areas in Africa are finding it difficult to go back to School due to poverty . Education should help people discover, develop, and deploy their unique aptitudes and gifts. However, millions of learners in west part of Africa experience the opposite, a one-size-fits-all model that prizes exclusivity and standardization over meeting individual needs. Every person is unique and deserves a learning experience that empowers them to achieve success, however they define it.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Free Education For African Children

Open Door Initiatives(ODI) has helped 1000 children to go and stay in school in Nigeria by paying their school fees. We are working with schools to ensure that kids from poor families get the help they need to go to school. We have passion for what we are doing; because we know that if we help them now, we will have a peaceful and war-free world.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
Homeless people
Low-income people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Rate of student attendance during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reported bullying incidents

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of training events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Education For African Children

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Open Door Initiatives aims to establish an opportunity for all students from
Low or no income families , by creating scholarship program, rebuilding schools and distribution of school supplies to the children in rural area.
a. Providing free quality education to underprivileged children in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.
b. To improve the quality of education by providing standard education that will prepare them for secondary
education and tertiary institution.
c. To help underprivileged children to achieve better improvements in their lives to enable them contribute to the
total development of their families and the nation.

Open Door Initiatives employs several strategies to fulfill its mission of providing education, healthcare, and support to disadvantaged, orphaned, and special needs children worldwide. Here is a brief description of some of their key strategies:

Education Opportunities: Open Door Initiatives focuses on granting scholarships and providing access to learning resources for children. By removing financial barriers and ensuring access to appropriate learning environments, the organization enables children to pursue education and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for a better future.

Healthcare Support: Open Door Initiatives prioritizes the health and well-being of children. They provide medical care, supplies, and equipment, and support necessary surgeries and treatments. By addressing the healthcare needs of disadvantaged children, the organization aims to improve their overall quality of life and enable them to lead healthy and productive lives.

Basic Needs Provision: Open Door Initiatives recognizes the importance of meeting the basic needs of children. They provide nutrition support, ensuring access to regular meals and promoting healthy growth and development. Additionally, the organization supports access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and other essential resources to create a safe and secure environment for children.

Mental Health Support: Open Door Initiatives acknowledges the impact of trauma and emotional challenges on children in vulnerable situations. They prioritize mental health support by providing counseling, psychosocial support, and trauma-informed care. By addressing the psychological well-being of children, the organization aims to help them cope with the effects of their circumstances and build resilience.

Collaboration and Partnerships: Open Door Initiatives recognizes the importance of collaboration and partnerships to maximize their impact. They work closely with local communities, NGOs, healthcare providers, and educational institutions to leverage resources, expertise, and networks. By fostering partnerships, the organization ensures a more comprehensive and sustainable approach to supporting disadvantaged children.

These strategies collectively contribute to Open Door Initiatives' goal of providing education, healthcare, and support to vulnerable children worldwide. By focusing on these key areas, the organization aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive society.

Open Door Initiatives possesses a range of capabilities that enable them to effectively carry out their mission of providing education, healthcare, and support to disadvantaged, orphaned, and special needs children. Here are some of the key capabilities they possess:

Fundraising and Resource Mobilization: Open Door Initiatives has established fundraising mechanisms and strategies to generate financial resources for their initiatives. They actively seek donations from individuals, corporations, and other organizations, allowing them to allocate funds to education, healthcare, and support programs for children in need.

Partnerships and Networking: Open Door Initiatives has developed strong partnerships and collaborations with local communities, NGOs, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders. These partnerships enable them to leverage resources, expertise, and networks, enhancing their ability to reach and support a larger number of children in diverse locations.

Program Design and Implementation: Open Door Initiatives has the capability to design and implement effective programs tailored to the specific needs of disadvantaged children. They understand the complexities of education and healthcare systems and develop initiatives that align with local contexts and regulations. This includes designing scholarship programs, healthcare interventions, and support services that address the unique challenges faced by children in different regions.

Needs Assessment and Impact Evaluation: Open Door Initiatives has the expertise to conduct needs assessments and impact evaluations to identify the specific requirements of children and measure the effectiveness of their interventions. By systematically evaluating their programs, they can make data-informed decisions and continuously improve their strategies to better serve the target beneficiaries.

Advocacy and Awareness Building: Open Door Initiatives actively engages in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the rights and needs of disadvantaged children. They use various communication channels to promote their cause, mobilize support, and advocate for policy changes that benefit the target population. This capability allows them to create a broader impact beyond their direct interventions.

Cultural Sensitivity and Adaptability: Open Door Initiatives recognizes the importance of cultural sensitivity and adaptability when working with diverse communities. They have the capability to understand and respect local cultures, customs, and traditions, ensuring that their programs are culturally appropriate and acceptable to the communities they serve.

By combining these capabilities, Open Door Initiatives is able to effectively plan, implement, and sustain their initiatives, making a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children worldwide. These capabilities enable them to navigate complex challenges, collaborate with partners, and deliver targeted and meaningful suppor

Accomplishments of Open Door Initiatives include:

Scholarships: Open Door Initiatives have awarded scholarships to numerous disadvantaged children, enabling them to access quality education and pursue their academic aspirations.

Medical Care: The organization have provided medical care, surgeries, and essential supplies to a significant number of children in need, improving their health outcomes and well-being.

Basic Needs Support: Open Door Initiatives have offered nutrition support, clean water access, and other essential resources to enhance the overall living conditions of vulnerable children.

Education Resources: The organization have facilitated the provision of learning resources, such as textbooks, school supplies, and educational materials, to improve the learning experience and opportunities for children.

Partnerships: Open Door Initiatives have established partnerships with local communities, NGOs, educational institutions, and healthcare providers, expanding their network and collaborative efforts to reach more children and communities.

Looking ahead, Open Door Initiatives have several goals and aspirations, which could include:

Expansion of Reach: The organization aim to extend its reach to more regions and countries, working towards ensuring that their programs and services are accessible to a wider range of disadvantaged children.

Enhanced Program Impact: Open Door Initiatives focus on continuously improving the effectiveness and impact of their programs through rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and feedback mechanisms. They refine their approaches and interventions based on data and insights gathered over time.

Sustainable Development: The organization explore strategies to promote sustainability in their initiatives. This could involve building local capacities, fostering community ownership, and exploring income-generating projects that can support the organization's long-term goals.

Advocacy and Policy Influence: Open Door Initiatives engage in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the rights and needs of disadvantaged children, aiming to influence policies and systems that impact their well-being. They work towards creating systemic change and addressing root causes of inequality and marginalization.

Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: Open Door Initiatives continue to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing with other organizations and stakeholders in the field of education, healthcare, and child welfare. They may actively contribute to collective efforts and initiatives that aim to improve the lives of vulnerable children globally.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Open Door Initiatives

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anthony Eke

Open Door Initiatives

Term: 2022 -

Mary Ijeoma Eke

Open Door Initiatives

Carrie Borunette Mcmahon

Open Door initiatives

Paris Chikanyima Ndu

Open Door initiatives

Eunice Uchechioma Ndu

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/22/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/23/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.