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A school with big goals and a determined vision

2022-12-08T15:29:53+00:00November 22nd, 2017|About imagine1day|

Daniel Yibrah’s eyes were opened two years ago, when he experienced Lightyear Leadership training through imagine1day.“There is no impossible. Everything is possible if you are committed, if you are ready for change.”Leadership training is a core part of our programme. We know that by investing in people, we can create transformative, sustainable change. Adishumhafti Principal

“A drought won’t stop us”

2022-12-08T15:34:30+00:00September 6th, 2017|About imagine1day|

Maykuho School sits amid a drought-stricken landscape. The nearby river remains historically low. Boxes of emergency food rations can be found in houses throughout the community.Yet, ask the school’s PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) about the impact of the drought, and their response is surprisingly stoic. School PTA members outside the extra classrooms constructed by the community.

How oxen help with education

2022-12-08T15:43:15+00:00August 3rd, 2017|About imagine1day|

For decades, the community of Gereb Abdela had felt little ownership in their local school. The prevailing view saw it as a government institution, not a village asset. Many sent their children, but otherwise paid little attention.What a turnaround it has been. Today community members turn out for volunteer work, helping plough fields and plant

Advancing education through leadership

2022-12-08T15:46:14+00:00July 6th, 2017|About imagine1day|

Gosaye Gizaw has a big job: as the Education Office Head for Ethiopia’s Bale Zone, he is responsible for the education of 350,000 children.He was one of 350 influential figures we invited to our leadership training in May, together with Lightyear Leadership. Through leadership training, we taught these people how to develop a personal legacy

A community so committed to education, they raised $42k

2022-12-08T15:48:40+00:00June 20th, 2017|About imagine1day|

At imagine1day, any school we build is done in partnership with the community: right down to the financial costs. To ensure local ownership and pride, we ask the communities themselves to contribute at least 10% of the construction costs.The burgeoning community of Hora Boqa – with 1,696 school aged children – did just that, and

Flooded classrooms a fact of life for Sheni Kondala

2022-12-08T15:49:35+00:00June 7th, 2017|About imagine1day|

At Sheni Kondala School, there are no earthquake drills or fire drills – but the students are well-practiced in what to do when it rains.First comes the deafening noise of the rain bouncing off the corrugated-iron roof, drowning out all noise in the classroom.“Usually, I am forced to quit teaching,” says Mathematics Teacher Ahmed Hussein.

Taking education into their own hands

2022-12-08T15:52:56+00:00April 2nd, 2017|About imagine1day|

The community of Adishumhafti took their children’s education into their own hands.At a meeting two years ago, the school’s PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) – armed with mobilization training from imagine1day – preached the value of education. They ended by asking parents to commit to educating their young through a simple vote.Slowly, hands rose in agreement. Adishumhafti

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