The Fuel

2023-08-10T18:59:45+00:00August 10th, 2023|CP/GBV, EAC, Education, LEAP, Oromia Region|

“I knew neither my mother, nor my father as they both died when I was very little. Hordofa raised me along with his nine [children],” remarks 14-year-old Wogene, a class 7 student in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, with his sights set intently on the future.  At the tender age of 2, the young boy was seemingly

Ending girls battle against cultural practices to stay in school – capacitating local structures as a weapon

2023-08-08T04:44:58+00:00August 8th, 2023|Costa Foundation, CP/GBV, EAC, LEAP, Oromia Region|

"Not only parents but even teachers weren’t as sensitive as they had to be about early marriage. There was this habit of labeling the gender club leader as the only owner of the issue until imagine1day’s project happen to our school,“ says Tejitu Niguse, Biology teacher and gender club leader in Kumbi Primary school. Kumbi

Breaking Barriers That Keep Children Out of School

2023-08-08T04:47:20+00:00June 13th, 2023|CP/GBV, EAC, Education, LEAP, Oromia Region|

“Imagine1day has created a conducive school environment which has given me the morale to do better in my education after 20 years of being a dropout,” says Feusedin Kedir, 48 years of age, and previously out of school; enrolled by Leaders Educators and Parents (LEAP) project of imagine1day. Feusedin is a father of nine who

Expanding Opportunities for Overachieving Students

2023-07-12T22:11:56+00:00June 13th, 2023|CP/GBV, Education, SNNPR, WASH|

The Guanga Sanitary Pad Production Facility is an amazing initiative, it allows girls to learn the basics of sewing sanitary pads and garments while giving them back to the community, but what makes it even more incredible are the stories of the girls who take on the program. Hirut is a 20-year-old, she has not

Creating Access to Education to Break Vicious Cycles of Poverty

2023-08-08T03:00:34+00:00June 13th, 2023|CP/GBV, EAC, Education, LEAP, Oromia Region|

“I was about to drop out of school before imagine1day provided me the scholastic materials necessary for schooling and sheep as a means of income for my living expenses,” says Antu Junedin, a grade four student in Abu Kemedi Primary School, one of Leaders, Educators, and Parents (LEAP) target schools. Antu came from a poor

Increasing opportunity for girls through sanitary pad production

2023-06-09T23:42:53+00:00June 8th, 2023|CP/GBV, Newsletter, SNNPR, WASH|

The Community of Guanga has opened a first-of-its-kind program. The program allows girls who have graduated grade 10 or higher to register for a sewing class. In the class, the girls learn to sew reusable sanitary pads and provide them for free to nearby schools. This term, the girls have provided over 500 free pads

Minimizing bottlenecks of education to empower girls

2023-08-10T21:16:35+00:00January 10th, 2021|CP/GBV, Global Water Challenge, WASH|

“I left from school during my mensuration as there is no water to wash with,” says Duni Tewil, grade 10 student. Lack of water has been hindering girl’s education in particular and women’s life in general in Gande Gara village. The worst thing is, both sides - getting and lacking water are problem in this

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