Educating Communities about COVID-19 Prevention

2023-12-21T02:57:50+00:00April 27th, 2021|Life in Ethiopia, Newsletter, Projects|

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. Schools had been closed for two years, movement

Humanitarian crisis update from Ethiopia

2022-12-08T15:21:01+00:00January 27th, 2021|About imagine1day, Fundraising activities, Life in Ethiopia, Newsletter, Projects|

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  two  joint  Government-humanitarian

Finishing school often a matter of luck

2016-10-26T14:22:17+00:00October 26th, 2016|About imagine1day, Life in Ethiopia|

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. His parents have never been to school and at the time his older siblings enrolled, the village’s Maykuho Shool only catered

Dealing with classroom distractions

2022-12-06T16:31:48+00:00October 5th, 2016|About imagine1day, Life in Ethiopia|

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.In open air Ethiopian classrooms – built without windows, doors or even four walls – the weather presents many challenges.When the wind blows, the dust flies

A daily school routine in Ethiopia

2016-09-21T13:06:07+00:00September 21st, 2016|About imagine1day, Life in Ethiopia|

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. It’s a routine he has been doing for seven years. “We fetch water from

Ethiopia looks to the stars with its new space observatory

2022-12-06T16:36:03+00:00August 30th, 2016|About imagine1day, Life in Ethiopia|

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.Yet Semere, now 16, dreams of being a

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