ODFL's projects follow four phases:
- Phase 1 -Planned:seeking funding to start
- Phase 2 -Started:underway but still need funds to complete
- Phase 3 -Fully funded:funded and in progress
- Phase 4 -Completed:click here to see all 132 of ODFL's prior projects
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The Shining Star Primary School in Nyeri, Kenya had almost 300 students but no playground or place to play. A new playground has been funded by Juan Pablo Mariscal of Planet LLC. It will include two sets of swings, two teeter-totters, two climbing structures with slides, and two sets of monkey bars. All will be built of heavy-gauge industrial metal. The new playground will grace the school’s new classroom, which ODFL is now finishing, helping Shining Star expand to serve 400 students.
ODFL, working with its Kenyan partner, will fund the installation of 6 pit latrines for students at the Shining Star primary school in rural Nyeri county. The existing 3 latrines are at risk of collapse and lead to girls skipping school during their menstrual cycle. All 269 students currently share the 3 latrines in the above photo.
ODFL, in partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, will help equip a room at the Sunaula Secondary School in Makwanpur, to be used for practical science instruction. The school has 300 students in grades 9-12 with 15 dedicated teaching staff. The national science curriculum is taught to all students but the students cannot compete to go on to higher education because they do not have any practical science experience.
Working with ODFL's partner, Seeds of Learning, this project will upgrade the El Triunfo Learning Resource Center. A 400 ft chain-link fence will be installed to provide safety and protect the existing facilities. Two latrines, new walls around the existing open aired structure and repairs to the storage kiosk are also planned.
ODFL, in partnership with KISI, will fund the installation of electricity to 14 classrooms and offices for the Shining Star primary school in rural Nyeri county. On cloudy days and/or early in the mornings, there is insufficient light for the students and staff to read.
ODFL's Girls' Equality Project Sewing Centers in Kenya and Nepal are sewing cloth masks for distribution to local communities. ODFL has funded over 5,000 masks which are being donated for local medical and emergency personnel. Would you like to help sew, donate fabric or purchase masks for donation? Email email@example.com to learn how you can help.
ODFL will partner with Morocco Library Project (MLP) to furnish the Eljadida High School with a high quality library. The school has a dedicated library room but no books. Your donations will purchase a library collection that will foster collaboration between teachers, conservationists, and students to develop programs in literacy and environmental education that empower young people with knowledge. MLP libraries inspire students to be learners, critical thinkers, and ultimately ethical leaders and changemakers. This will be the 2nd MLP library in the Riff mountains, a largely under-resourced rural area.
Partnering with the Little Sisters Fund, ODFL will build a waiting and meeting room for this health center, which provides a full range of medical services to over 9,000 people in surrounding area. Currently patients have to wait outside exposed to extreme weather conditions: it is frequently either very hot and sunny or raining and muddy.
Alongside the Nepal Women Community Service Center, ODFL will help construct a new classroom for the Barahachhetra Secondary School. The existing classroom was damaged in the 2015 earthquake and in danger of collapse.
ODFL, in partnership with Seeds of Learning, will fund the construction of a new classroom/community center for the remote village of La Pitilla. The local school currently only has one small classroom made from an aluminum shed. The shed only holds 28 students but there are many more in the community who will attend with a new larger classroom.
ODFL will partner with Community in Action to clear an open space and install a playground in an impoverished favela community where no recreational areas for children exist. Many end up playing in hazardous areas such as dumps and sewers. The community of 2000+ is one of the poorest in the Rio area.
ODFL’s Girls’ Equality Project (GEP) provides washable sanitary supplies to teenage girls in the developing world. In 2019, we raised $41,500 to fund GEP kits. Let's beat that goal in 2020!! The kits cost $5 to make, but are free to the girls. Without such supplies, the girls cannot manage their monthly menstrual cycles. They drop out of school, instantly becoming second class citizens. In worst cases, they are sold as child brides or sex slaves. GEP kits may be one of the most cost-effective liberations of human potential on the planet.
ODFL, in partnership with KISI, will fund the construction of a new 37’x22’ classroom for the Shining Star School in Tambaya, Kenya. The school has had to limit enrollment because of insufficient classroom space. This has resulted in students either not going to school at all or joining other schools that are miles away. The increase in truancy has led to a corresponding increase in drug and substance abuse
Gift a beehive for a family member, friend or loved one. ODFL is placing beehives with local villagers, farmers and schools in Kenya. The bees improve crop production by as much as 500%! For $150, we will install a beehive with a 3x6” bronze plaque in the name of the person or family you choose. 100% of the cost will go to the beehive and is tax deductible. ODFL will email you a personalized letter and a photo of the hive once it is installed. Our goal is to install 200 beehives.
In partnership with the Little Sisters Fund, ODFL will fund a water well to provide running water to the Bidhya Jyoti School. The school currently has 537 students from pre-school to 12th grade with 30 teaching staff. The school does not have any water source so all water must be brought in by hand.
We have the Lockett & Riddle family to thank for taking the initiative and bringing this project to ODFL's attention. The Locketts are a philanthropic family with 5 children living in Northern California who want to teach their children the nobility of giving back to those less fortunate. The Riddles also have 2 young boys inspired to help the world! They are partnering with Pacific Domes and the Nepal Women's Community Service Center to install a 20' diameter Dwell Dome in a rural village in Nepal to be used as a classroom and library. These domes are sturdy, easy to install and will provide a safe and eco-friendly environment for learning.