“Helping Others To Help Themselves”
In 1990, Dr. Roy Streete and a group of caring individuals, who wanted to improve the quality of life for people living in the underserved areas of the world, founded The Organization for International Development, Inc. (OID). OID is concerned not only with the healthcare and economic needs of the poor but also with their training, educational, and employment needs; so that they may be better able to provide for themselves and their families. OID is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization which makes all contributions tax-deductible. The group is comprised of professionals in the fields of education, healthcare, engineering, computer science, and technology.
The group is comprised of professionals in the fields of education and healthcare dental care, medical treatment, nursing care, physical therapy, education and counseling on disease prevention, and health maintenance. In addressing the inextricably linked healthcare and social needs of our patients, we support essential programs that facilitate sustainable community development which improve our patients’ lives by strengthening their communities and renewing their hope for the future. On each mission, we hold health education workshops covering topics such as healthy lifestyle options, nutritional wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention skills. We assist with the school fees of talented low-income students, donate computer equipment and school supplies, and support community improvement projects (i.e. the building of the Mt. Hannah Community Library and Resource Center in rural Jamaica). We have conducted international medical missions to Jamaica, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Carriacou & Petit Martinique, St. Vincent - Bequia and Canon & The Grenadines, St. Lucia, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopic, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa and United States.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Aid and assist indigent adults and children in the underserved areas of the world.
Help such individuals and institutions obtain food, clothing, medicine, general health information, educational supplies, and equipment.
Recruit and assist volunteers who are willing to implement projects in their areas of interest and expertise.
Identify the training, education, and health needs of targeted communities by collaborating with the regional health and education departments and local community leaders.
Develop, promote, and sponsor programs that will address these needs; and monitor and evaluate the outcomes.
Long-range goals include collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Education and other professionals residing in host countries and to supplement their efforts by acting as a conduit to furnish needed supplies and equipment.