Nokidbehind Inc

Using Technology to Build Communities

Indianola, IA   |
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Nokidbehind Inc

EIN: 85-1913425


Nokidbehind is a non-profit platform that provides access to STEM education within the communities. This is done through a philanthropy program of providing computers loaded with STEM programs to facilitate learning. Our Mission is to build micro STEM communities around Stem technologies. We do this by partnering with our volunteers who also serve as ambassadors to different communities and schools. These ambassadors create STEM clubs in the different communities and then mentor these STEM clubs. We vet and see a need of building a computer lab to better serve the kids and keep them busy.

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Executive Director

Kenneth Ndzezdeni

Co Principal Officer

Eleanor Berinyuy

Main address

1305 N 6th St Apt 13

Indianola, IA 50125 USA

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Subject area info

Education services

Population served info

Children and youth

Non-adult children

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Building Computer Labs

We are a non-profit organization, and we are using technology to build micro- tech communities around web technologies in rural areas in Cameroon, specifically, the Northwest and Southwest Regions of the country that has been ravaged by war and kids have lost three to five years of school.
We decided to build technology communities to enhance skills. Parents are out of ideas because of the ongoing conflict; this program will empower kids in primary school and students who want to build a career in technology. Children are the leaders of tomorrow and a break in their educational career will influence what would become of them in the future. We want to help the children to be able to maximize their technological potentials as the world we now live evolve daily in terms of technology. Our world is gradually becoming a world of technology such that anyone who is not skilled would find it difficult to thrive in. We want to help children thrive in terms of technology.
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Our results

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

Number of children who have access to education

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Building Computer Labs

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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When we started our activities, we were working from one region to another, and through our feedback we found that several schools are not properly equipped to meet the needs of children as far as technology is concerned. Having difficulty transferring knowledge from one generation to another, as a result, children are affected and insufficient time has been given to teach them basic computer skills and codes.

To build intelligence, we have to train our children. We want to continue to create communities in schools in different regions to impart knowledge to children and secure their future. We listened to stories from kids who have never had access to a computer and one can already imagine the excitement in their eyes, at the thought of doing so. Because of such stories, it sparked the beginning of our philanthropy and through our partnerships, we are giving back to the community by a means of building computer labs in schools and creating a community around STEM technologies.

-Working with local Organizations to run STEM bootcamps and
-Working with Partners to support our STEM Philanthropy activities.
-Once we have resources put together, we identify which community needs our services
- Setting up of two Classrooms: We are going to build or furnish two classrooms with computer benches and each of them with 8 laptops and with study softwires and programs that kids can be able to facilitate their basic computing knowledge.
- Internet: We will set up internet connections to the classrooms or install an internet modem every month through the program to enable the kids access study material with restrictions to certain sites that are not applicable for them.
- Generator: We will also invest in getting a Generator as must of the areas usually have problems of continuous electricity. During the club period we will make sure our generators work for the period of time the kids are in class.
- Creating STEM clubs in Schools with Ambassadors

We will set a timeline that will be updated as soon as each milestone is achieved. An impact assessment will be made to ensure that quality training is given to the children, and we would ensure they are learning and thriving. We will create a work plan on how the fund received will be spent judiciously and according to our stated goal and objective. External auditors will be invited every month to make sure that we stay on track.
The funding organization will be allowed to check our worksheet and financial sheet throughout the grant period and every organization that seeks to partner with us will be handed over our work plan and business plan so that all parties will be on the same page and there would not be mismanagement/misallocation of resources.

Every child has the right to education, this is what we want to help them attain as they have been deprived of this right due to the war. Our project is not meant to be a one-time impact thing but what will produce a sustainable improvement as we are bent on making sure the children are taught based on the current trends in technology.
If we are considered for this grant, we are sure that the Foundation’s goal will be met. We await your favorable response.

This Project of building computer labs was started in later days of July 2022 and its first phase was scheduled to complete by the mid of October. With the support of Mcquade Foundation, NOKIDBEHIND Inc. helped achieve this goal. We identified schools in the community and created school technology clubs through their ambassadors/volunteers, allowing children to use basic computer tools to think smartly. After listening to the stories of different children from different regions, we decided to create NOKIDBEHIND Inc platform to connect with children in rural areas and build communities around technology tools to improve them and better prepare for the future.
• Setting up of four Classrooms: We renovated/furnished four classrooms with computer benches and each of them with 8 laptops and with study software and programs that kids will be able to familiarise their basic computing knowledge with. We created a team of volunteers to help set-up the computers, install programs and facilitate kids on how to operate them. Transportation of furniture.

• Internet: We have set up internet connections to the classrooms or install an internet modem every month through the program to enable the kids access study material with restrictions to certain sites that are not applicable for them. NOKIDBEHIND Inc. partnered with “MTN” an internet service provider company and got Wi-Fi modems for four labs.

• Generator: We also invested in getting a Generator for each computer lab as most of these areas usually have interruption of continuous electricity. During that period of loadshedding it is made sure that generators provide enough power for the period the kids are in class.

• Other expenses: Other expenses included running cots such as utility bills, office supplies, Transportation. etc.

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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time


Nokidbehind Inc


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

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Executive Director

Kenneth Ndzezdeni

Kenneth is a Philanthropist and a Technology enthusiasts. Grew up in the North West regions of Cameroon and later moved to the study in the city. While studying he cultivated a passion for working in communities as it made him to think always about how he grew up. He then decided to create more time for activities that were involving building micro tech communities around web technologies. As a result of these activities, Kenneth grew in confidence and have several years of experience in the culture of startups and incubation programs.

Co Principal Officer

Eleanor Berinyuy

Eleanor is an enthusiastic Masters Student of Business Law (LLM) who has had some experience working in the legal world, through internships and Advocacy in Training. I am smart and open to new ideas.

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Nokidbehind Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/18/2023
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Board chair

Kenneth Ndzedzeni

Nokidbehind Inc

Ayuk Eta


Eleanor Berinyuy

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Ryan Yoder

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Otto Akama

Makonjo Madia

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2022

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  • 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.