Opening Village Doors?
Opening Village Doors?
We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit international organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with operations in Kenya. The organization aims to increase access to education and training.
The vision for the organization emanates from the personal life experience of the Board Chairman, who grew up in Kenya. He organized the Opening Village Doors Foundation and attracted additional Board members. Each member joined because of identification with the vision of the Foundation: interest in Africa, interest in empowering others, interest in philanthropy, providing a hands-on experience, streamlined decision-making, and direct impact on people.
Envision a Time when Communities we Touch are Prosperous and Healthy
Our vision is to see communities thriving in self-sustainability, free from suffering, and flourishing through the transformative impact of community projects, training, and scholarships.
Empower Lives and Break the Chains of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
Our mission is to partner with individuals and villages, providing sustainable solutions in education, training, and community development. By fostering collaboration and empowerment, we strive to unlock the full potential of every individual, creating a future where thriving communities flourish.
The values we live by
Guided by faith, we act with compassion and love to serve the vulnerable in our global community.
We commit to impactful partnerships with individuals to leverage resources and maximize impact.
We believe in limitless human potential through thriving opportunities and local resourcefulness.
Nurturing Tomorrow with our Scholarship Initiative
In the heartlands of rural Kenya, educational dreams often dim due to financial constraints. OVDF's Scholarship Program is a beacon of hope, breaking barriers and empowering children with the tools to overcome poverty. Government focus on urban schools leaves many in the rural areas without essential educational resources. OVDF steps in, sponsoring more than 45 children to date, and aims to extend support to 25 to 30 more kids in 2024.
Children have already been sponsored, and our goal is to increase this number to 75 in 2024, empowering them through education to combat poverty.