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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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The Art of Generosity

Guest Blogger // Chantey Dayal What does giving really look like for each of us? Can the generosity of our love and attention offer as much as our pocket books?  These are some of the questions that I have been sitting with as an artist, as a mom and as a human. ...

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September 5, 2013

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Imagine Ethiopia Replay: Cait in 2012

Our Imagine Ethiopia journeys notoriously attract some of the world's most inspired, game changing people. Cait Brenchley is no exception. Having returned home from this past October's Imagine Ethiopia trip, Cait is still buzzing from her experience. See Cait in action, and hear what she learned through being part of ...

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January 17, 2013

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Kids + Social Media + Social Change

We are so excited to announce that for the third year in a row, Disney Club Penguin has selected imagine1day as a beneficiary of its Coins for Change program. Coins for Change inspires and encourages kids to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families on all ...

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December 20, 2012

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Deck the Wall with imagine1day

To the people who inspire us every day (that’s you!), The holidays are almost here, and we’re smiling big!  Today marks the launch of Deck The Wall, our holiday campaign with a twist: our vision to paint a blank school wall and create a lifetime of colourful inspiration for Ethiopia’s young leaders. We’re ...

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December 4, 2012

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Week 3 #PassionActs

Hey i1d Community! It's hard to believe that we're in week 3 of our #PassionActs digital diary challenge. This week we were especially wowed by submissions from @vickyor, @b_gill and @cesantelices, all of which showcase the wild child that exists within us all. Whether your wild side takes you to the ...

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November 23, 2012

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Not Everyone Hates High School

I hated going to school. Like, really hated it. Like, I would cry on September 5th every year when my mom made my brother and me stand on our front porch to take a photo that would document our progression through what I considered to be an institutional form of ...

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June 25, 2012

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“Education for all children in Ethiopia” by Bishops University Alumni Magazine

Our very own Executive Director, Sapna Dayal, was featured on Bishops University's alumni magazine. Check out this great article entitled "Education for All Children in Ethiopia." Click on the images below to enlarge

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January 25, 2012

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Disney Club Penguin’s Virtual World Helps Fund imagine1day

To Disney Club Penguin and its world changing fans from 191 countries:  Thank you, Merci, Gracias, Obrigado and Danke.  You are making quality education a reality for the kids from Agulae Maernet, Ethiopia. Thanks to the generosity of Disney Club Penguin (clubpenguin.com) and its players who took part in the fifth ...

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January 16, 2012