Get to Know Us
imagine1day is a global movement that inspires people to use their imagination to make a difference in the world.
We invest in developing leaders today, to ensure our impact is seen well into the future. Rather than waiting for people to prove themselves, we focus on providing them with the tools to be great now. We’re committed to the possibility that in this lifetime, Ethiopia will emerge as a global leader with education as the primary driver. We set big goals, apply long-term thinking and share our results with full transparency. We love when people take action to make their best possible future come alive and we look forward to 2030, when the collective creativity of our community has forever changed the face of charity and has put us out of a job. What can your imagination do for the world?
WE’RE DEVELOPING LEADERS TO ELEVATE THE WORLD.
BY 2030, ALL ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION FREE OF FOREIGN AID.
The Way We Work.
The story of our work runs deeper than the bricks we lay and the books we supply. We imagine a day when we’ve put ourselves out of a job because leaders, young and old and in all corners of Ethiopia, have transformed their education system.
Built around a shared passion for creativity, innovation and education, the imagine1day team consists of people inspiring leadership in Ethiopia and changing the charity model for the world at large.
Our Core Values.
Our work connects human beings.
We create at least three possibilities for every challenge.
We do what we say we will do when we say we will do it and if we don’t, we immediately clean up the mess we have created with all parties.
We have nothing left unsaid and the power is in the listening.
Our partners want to work with us again.
Diminishing inputs are required to generate increasing outputs, while protecting the environment.
He is my brother. She is my sister. We are the same.
Fun is strategic. It elevates learning, partnership and productivity.