Education

can transform a nation

Be part of a movement to give all Ethiopian children access to quality education, free from foreign aid, by 2030.

Travel with us to Ethiopia

Help us build a new school in Ethiopia, and travel there yourself to celebrate with the community on an eight-day life changing journey.

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Imagine 100%

100% of all donations go to education projects in Ethiopia that are transforming this amazing country.

Our imagine 100% promise

WHERE IMAGINATION

becomes reality

Over 265,000 people’s lives are being transformed each year through education and training.

487

partner schools, with 41 schools and 233 classrooms built from the ground up.

83,620

books, 184 science kits, and 160 sports sets provided to schools.

1,130

school clubs created, with girls leading half of them.

Meet Semere

Thanks to people like you, we’ve built a school in Semere’s village. It means he will be the first child ever, in his family history going back generations, to finish primary school. Please join us and give other kids the same chance.

 

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Unleash Your Creativity

The team behind RIDE vs ONE turned their spin class into a school in Ethiopia. Use your imagination to do some super cool stuff that will make a difference in your life and to those around you.

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LASTING CHANGE

Working within the public education system, we align each of our projects with Ethiopia’s current and long term education priorities, fitting perfectly with their vision of a future where all children have a chance to go to school.

Developing leaders

Developing leaders

We don’t build schools and walk away. We invest in people. From the local village to senior government, we create great leaders.

A holistic approach

A holistic approach

Together, we tackle all the barriers, from poor quality classrooms and out-of-date teaching styles to harmful traditional practices and gender discrimination.

Entrepreneurial spirit

Entrepreneurial spirit

Founded by entrepreneurs and run by entrepreneurs. That’s us. We set ambitious goals, with strict deadlines and apply strategic thinking and imaginative solutions.

 

Taking a journey off the beaten track

By Alastair Stewart, imagine1day staff

The convoy of cars, packed with imagine1day supporters, takes a turn off the paved highway and begins its 38 kilometre climb up through windy mountainous roads towards the community of Dum.

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A remarkable turnaround at Yadot School

Five years ago a visibly-upset father Ahmedteyib Mohammed stormed into the teacher’s office at Yadot Primary School, furious that after four years at school, his son was still illiterate.

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WHY

ethiopia?

Rather than simply responding to a need, imagine1day was inspired by the ambition of a nation and its people.

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