Kenani Sora, a grade 2 student, and her family had no idea about COVID-19, like most Belanbel Internally Displaced People (IDP) community members. They were not in a position to access media outlets, nor did they receive any NGO or government assistance – not even a visit.
2020 was a year full of challenges and opportunities, and as we carry on with our critical work across the country, 2021 is shaping up to be another such year.
The conflict that erupted on November 4, 2020 in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has led to immediate and large-scale internal displacement.
The Hulule Mojo Inclusive and Safe WASH project
“On the days I have to go and fetch water for my family, I am often late for school and arrive hungry, which means I can’t properly follow along in class or understand the lessons,” says Merium Abdi, 15.
Imagine1day paves the way to a new future through reunification and education
“It is like a dream, I still don’t believe I got back to my family,” says Genet reunited with her family after a year of separation.
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.
“The quality of education in the school used to be so bad.
Bidil Abdulahi has experienced joy and heartbreak in his attempt to send his children to school. Now he’s on a mission to ensure all the children in his village get a chance to learn.
Meet Semere Iqubay, the self-described “lucky” kid on track to be the first child in his entire family history to complete primary school.
Semere, 16, is already more educated than anyone in his family.
From donkeys outside the classroom to students with cellphones, teacher across the world deal with classroom distraction every day. This World Teachers Day, we took at look at what Ethiopian educators face.
Roll call. Check. School announcements. Check. Water sprayed across the dusty classroom floor. Check.
It’s all in the daily routine for 15-year-old Hayelom Hadgu, one of hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian students heading back to an imagine1day partner school this month.
Semere Iqubay has never flown in an airplane. Indeed, the last time he saw a plane, he was four years old. His remote village sits near the border of Ethiopia and Eritrea where a no-fly zone has been in place due to simmering tensions between the neighboring countries.