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Movie Day Out

For us at October Orange Initiative, we are clear in our minds that education is not just about the formal classroom experience that many people typically go through from their childhood Read More...

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Breaking Down Barriers, Building New Hopes

We started out the year not really knowing what to expect but it was clear in our minds that whatever we did, we would do with the intention of making a difference, Read More...

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Donation Drive – Correctional Centre Edition

As the yuletide season approaches and in the spirit of giving back, OCTOBER ORANGE INITIATIVE and ANCHOR HERITAGE are collaborating on a Donation Drive Read More...

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Creating Experiences – Movie Day Out

Ever since our foray into nonprofit activities, we had always thought about how do we create or help promote experiences that truly make a difference. Read More...

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We Did It For “The Ark”

On September 11, 2019 we reached our funding goal of Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000.00) only which was/is to be used in sponsoring a classroom in the new school built by Khan Foundation Read More...

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Funding Update – Khan Foundation Hub 3 Project

It has been an experience in partnering with Khan Foundation to raise part funding for the development of its new school in Makoko, fondly called “The Ark” or “Hub 3” Read More...

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Building Relationships Fosters Growth

It is without a doubt that by establishing equitable relationships with key partners in any venture you undertake, you are bound to go far and exceed most expectations, Read More...

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‘Our’ desks and chairs have started arriving…

We are super excited that the first batch of desks and chairs for the Khan Foundation school project, fondly called Hub 3, have started arriving based on donations received thus far. Read More...

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Fundraising Milestone - Khan Foundation Hub 3 Project

It is with great joy that we announce we have surpassed 50% of our target amount on the Khan Foundation Hub 3 project. We have a target of N300,000.00 to raise by the end of August. Read More...

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Donation Drive - Back-To-School

Well, now that the kids are on holidays, we imagine the adults are going through a race to make sure that everything is ready for them when they are due back in school. Read More...

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Progress Report - Khan Foundation's Hub 3

On Saturday, July 27 2019 we paid a visit to the Hub 3 project (aka “The Ark“) we are currently supporting (through an awareness drive and fund raising). Read More...

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The “W” Donation Drive

When we put out the call for our last Donation Drive little did we expect to get the kind of support we did, especially from our women heroes, Margaret, Titi, Ebere and Otsemaye. Read More...

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₦300k For A Classroom

In a bid to boost education (one of our focus areas) and reduce the number of out-of-school children, we have being granted the opportunity of partnering with Khan Foundation Read More...

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The Column – June 2019

The main highlight of activities in the month of June was our Instaart initiative we held at Optimal Children’s Home in Magodo. It was all shades of colours and fun, Read More...

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The OOI Sandbox – Our Initiatives

In view of what our future holds, we thought to share with you some ideas we are currently working on that will shape our growth trajectory within the nonprofit space. Read More...

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Instaart @ Optimal Children’s Home

June 22, 2019 marked another day for the Instaart programme where it was held at the Optimal Children’s Home orphanage and it was a day filled with so much fun, Read More...

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Appeal for Funds - Uchechi Ogwo needs a kidney transplant

A dear friend is in need of our support to raise funds needed to finance a kidney transplant treatment as he is currently battling End Stage Kidney Failure.He has been given two options, Read More...

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The Column – May 2019

As a follow up to the initial post on our new series, The Column (read about our first Column post by clicking here), we are doing a follow up and this will happen on a monthly basis Read More...

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Notes Of Appreciation

We started out on a journey of making a difference no matter how small and we have been taking small strides all of which have been worth it because of the feedback Read More...

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#ONEPLANKMOVEMENT

The Khan Foundation Junior Academy is without a doubt building dreams with #oneplank at a time, which will bring untold hopes and opportunities for the Makoko community Read More...

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The Column – April 2019

This post represents a new series of posts we shall be publishing on a monthly basis, the aim of which is to highlight or give a summary of all the main activities Read More...

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Optimal Children Homes, Magodo

Optimal Children Homes is an orphanage that caters to children who have been abandoned and the home currently caters to twenty five (25) children Read More...

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From “Pop Up Art Class” to “Instaart”

We had an idea, decided to collaborate on it and thought to jump into execution. That pretty much summarises how we held our maiden Pop Up Art Class Read More...

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A Call For Support – Optimal Children Home, Magodo

It is amazing what you begin to find out when you pursue a certain course of action, with regards to the people you meet, the information that comes to you and the fact Read More...

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A Call For Support – Motherless Babies Home, Lekki

Our initiatives under the Charitable Trusts umbrella are aimed at providing support or lending credence to legit nonprofits organisations and their causes. Read More...

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Always On – Modupe Cole Memorial

Our “Always On” initiative is focused on supporting Modupe Cole Memorial (MCM) install alternative power solutions, with preference for solar power. Read More...

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Donation Drive

In the month of March, we started an initiative, Donation Drive, which is aimed at soliciting for the gifting of new, old, unused clothes, shoes, toys and books for redistribution Read More...

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Project Ark – Khan Foundation

Our partnership with Khan Foundation (you can read more about them here https://khanfoundationng.org/) continues to grow as we have ‘adopted’ 12 children who go to their schools in Makoko Read More...

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Pop Up Art Class at Motherless babies Home Lekki

The maiden edition of our PopUp Art Class held on Saturday (March 30, 2019) at the Motherless Babies Home in Lekki Read More...

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Pop Up Art Class

Our maiden Pop Up Art Class will be focused on helping children appreciate art and its various forms. Read More...

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A New Act

In the last many months (almost one year now), we had been on an imposed hiatus that inadvertently affected our posts on this blog and activities within October Orange Initiative. Read More...

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The Third Act

The initial thoughts for putting together this piece had a title that read “Evolving Togetherness from Diversity Read More...

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The Second Act

The for this month is as the title says, Evolving Togetherness from Diversity which really goes to emphasise Read More...

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Our First Donor

We have been speaking to a few people over the last few weeks about October Orange Initiative and the reception to the idea Read More...

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Finding Giving A Meaning

On many occasions I have questioned the rationale behind charity and as I grew up I realised that the act itself was actually based on the individual. Read More...

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The First Act

We thought it was essential to create this space so that you get to interact with us outside of you visiting our website and making a donation. Read More...