A girl who rises above the dark penalties of war

2024-06-04T12:16:10+00:00June 4th, 2024|Education, Protection, Tigray Region|

“I wouldn’t otherwise be able to get back to school without Hillary and Galen Foundation and Imagine1day’s support. I am very grateful to Hillary and Gallen Foundation and imagine1day for providing me with the tools I needed to continue my education,” says Timnit Haile a 12-year-old grade three student at Meles Zenawi Primary School in

Access to Clean Water as a Means to Keep Girls in School

2024-03-14T08:07:59+00:00March 14th, 2024|WASH, Education, Oromia Region|

“I was forced to drop out of school to fetch water in June 2019. The rainy season made my toughest chore even tougher; I couldn’t make time for schooling. It was impossible to travel 14 km back and forth on foot in slippery mud and still attend education,” says Saliya Umer, 16 years old, previously

Biritus journey to a better future against disability

2024-06-10T08:55:07+00:00March 12th, 2024|Education, Benishangul Gumuz, Educate a Child|

“The EU project of imagine1day changed the fact that my parents used to hide me from people being ashamed of my disability,” says Biritu Mengistu 13 years old Accelerated Learned Program (ALP) student, at Mambuk IDP site of Dangur district, Benishangul Gumuz. Biritu has a disability at birth in both her legs and hands. Her

A Hope Regained – Oltebo’s Journey to Schooling

2024-03-12T11:30:03+00:00March 12th, 2024|Education, Educate a Child, Southern Ethiopia|

“I used to believe that education is forbidden for children with a disability like myself. Until the Accelerated Learning Program (AEP) of UNICEF’s My Home project imagine1day is implementing in my community proved me wrong,” says Oltebo 12 years old Accelerated Education Program student in the Borkora AEP learning site, Kolme district of Konso zone,

Keeping children in school amid poverty and conflict

2024-02-16T06:05:51+00:00February 15th, 2024|Education, Featured|

In conflict-affected areas in Ethiopia, UNICEF and partners are working to restore education.   “Only education has made it possible for me to regain confidence after all the trauma, fear, and pain,” says 14-year-old Mihiret Ayenew, from Lalibela, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Mihiret was born and raised in Hawassa, Sidama region. She had a good life

The opportunity that freed Bahar out of a nine year stigma and isolation fence

2023-12-20T05:43:24+00:00August 10th, 2023|Education, Oromia Region|

“The time had finally come to end stigma and social isolation my hearing and partially visually impaired son had been facing for the last nine years. A watershed moment I and my entire family is reborn,” says Amu mother of Bahar, who is unified with the community he had abandoned from ever since he was

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

Paving the Way to Dreams by Making School Accessible for Girls

2023-08-10T18:33:17+00:00August 10th, 2023|EAC, Education, Oromia Region, WASH|

Research shows that most of the girls in rural Ethiopia leave school for four to five days a month during their menstruation because the school environment isn’t conducive to girls. Rahel Shifera is one of these students – she was born and raised in the Gew Gew community, in the Oromia region. She is a

Income Generation Activity to bring out of school children to school

2023-12-21T02:39:37+00:00July 11th, 2023|EAC, Education, LEAP, Oromia Region, Uncategorized|

“I am glad I am getting an opportunity to go back to school after dropping out for a year” says Sitota Kassa, previously identified as an orphaned and vulnerable out of school child at Goro Primary School in the district of Bale zone, Oromia region. As his mother’s only boy, and his father passing away

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