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How Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education is Tackling Gender Equality

It’s true: there is a clear gender imbalance in Ethiopian schools. But it turns out Ethiopia has something many countries don’t: that’s a federal strategy to improve gender equality throughout their education system, from the pre-primary level all the way through university. As the gender advisor at the Federal Ministry of ...

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June 30, 2014

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Yale Selects an imagine1day Student from 1,200 Applicants

Last week imagine1day received fantastic news: one of our Graduate Fund students was accepted to the Yale Young African Scholars Program. The son of farmers, Nigus Hagos Kahsay grew up in a village called Sihet, in the Hintalo Wejirat district in Tigray. Three years ago, imagine1day selected him as one of our ...

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June 30, 2014

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Not Your Typical Father’s Day Story

Four years ago, teachers saved an 11-year-old child bride against her father’s will. Today, he couldn’t be happier. http://imagine1day.org/fathersday

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June 14, 2014

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A Mother’s Wish Come True

Everyday, we meet mothers who fill our hearts to the brim. Mothers with hope. Mothers with dreams. Mothers who remind us how lucky we are to have things like primary education and how monumental our work in Ethiopia is. Mothers like Nigisti Redae, a single mother of two, who never had the chance to ...

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May 9, 2014

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Budding Philanthropists: Meet Adam + Chloe

It's not every day you meet young couples like Adam and Chloe. On top of bringing up their two young boys and building a sustainable food restaurant concept, they've become significant contributors to imagine1day on countless levels. Adam and Chloe recently welcomed us into their cozy Kitsilano abode, where we chatted ...

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April 30, 2014

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Wishes from the Heart

During a recent trip to the town of Gobele, in southern Ethiopia’s Meda Wolabu district, imagine1day’s executive director Sapna Dayal chatted with a dozen women and girls between the ages of 8 and 22. The oldest women are community leaders taking adult literacy classes. They already have children of their own. ...

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April 25, 2014

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12-Year Old Meenah talks Global Sisterhood

We recently announced an exciting partnership with G Day for Girls, which is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate, inspire and empower girls ages 10 to 12 as they transition into adolescence. Channeling the spirit of this new partnership, we caught up with 12-year old Meenah Aldridge ...

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April 9, 2014

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Giving by Gaming

For parents wanting to raise empowered children, we love Club Penguin's Coins For Change program. Once per year (starting today!), Club Penguin gamers are given the opportunity to play towards a shared goal: to 'unlock' a number of awesome world-changing projects. Once each project is virtually unlocked by young change-makers, Club Penguin ...

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December 19, 2013

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Meet the Joy Squad: Katie Thurmes of Artifact Uprising

The next member of the Joy Squad has a special connection to imagine1day. Katie Thurmes is an alumnus of Imagine Ethiopia, and the photographer behind many of our favourite Ethiopia photos. These days, Katie is celebrating the beauty of the tangible with Artifact Uprising, a company she co-founded. If you're ...

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December 12, 2013

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Meet the Joy Squad: Topher Edwards

Next in the Joy Squad line-up: designer/illustrator and NYC transplant Topher Edwards. Topher provided one of our very favourite #JoyIs responses: "Joy is in the magic of being, as temporary as it is,  and having the opportunity to grow into the adventures and stories you’ve always dreamed of being in. ...

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December 10, 2013