My mother Sharyn was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on July 17, 2013 – and although she only lived seven weeks following that, she made the most of her final days as she continued to tutor her students from her bed. She was a teacher heart and soul.
You can’t solve the issues that prevent children from enrolling in school if you don’t know what the issues are, and the best people to identify these problems are community members themselves.
He is just six-years-old but Muressa Muhammedhussein can count to one hundred and cite the entire English alphabet from A to Z.
There is a barn in a cornfield in the town of Mena where people go to change their lives.
It’s true: there is a clear gender imbalance in Ethiopian schools. But it turns out Ethiopia has something many countries don’t: that’s a federal strategy to improve gender equality throughout their education system, from the pre-primary level all the way through university.
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.
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.
Everyday, we meet mothers who fill our hearts to the brim. Mothers with hope. Mothers with dreams. Mothers who remind us how lucky we are to have things like primary education and how monumental our work in Ethiopia is.
During a recent trip to the town of Gobele, in southern Ethiopia’s Meda Wolabu district, imagine1day’s executive director Sapna Dayal chatted with a dozen women and girls between the ages of 8 and 22.
We recently announced an exciting partnership with G Day for Girls, which is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate, inspire and empower girls ages 10 to 12 as they transition into adolescence.