Yale Selects an imagine1day Student from 1,200 Applicants

Last week imagine1day received fantastic news: one of our Graduate Fund students was accepted to the Yale Young African Scholars Program.

The son of farmers, Nigus Hagos Kahsay grew up in a village called Sihet, in the Hintalo Wejirat district in Tigray. Three years ago, imagine1day selected him as one of our Graduate Fund students. We gave his family a seed loan and business training to help them start their own income generating activity so that they could put Nigus through high school.

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Not Your Typical Father’s Day Story

Like many men in the town of Guangua, 51-year-old Mezgebe Gebregziabher is burdened with many responsibilities and few resources. He has three daughters and four sons, who he laboriously supports by harvesting sorghum grain. And just four years ago, he almost married off his 11-year-old daughter, Mebrhit.

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