“You have given our community a special gift. We are now one family sharing the same bond. You will always have a special place in our community and hearts.”
That is the heartfelt words from Genene Abera, the local district administrator in Chicho, where we recently unveiled the brand new Giving Tree School.
The Ganzilla community and children recently celebrated the opening of a new, clean water source. Built by imagine1day, funded by Australian water specialists, and made possible thanks to the kind and generous spirit of our driver: Amaha.
Two years ago, in honor of the late Sharyn Mandel – a lifelong, passionate educator – we opened the doors to the Gobele Sharyn Mandel School in Southern Ethiopia, funded with love by Sharyn’s estate, and donations from family and friends.
Play schools were built, speeches made, lively conversations had – and enough money raised to give over 7000 children an education they would never have had.
imagine1day’s gala – returning for the second year – has again proved a tremendous success.
It’s Book Week in Canada and the country is celebrating the importance of reading.
We’re celebrating too, because last month we opened another school library in Ethiopia.
At imagine1day we’ve long encouraged reading in our supported schools.
Low lights, pumping music, fellow cyclists sweating alongside you – indoor club cycling has all the ingredients to motivate you to push your hardest.
But for a group of 40 riders on Saturday, there was another factor driving them – raising money to give children in the Sinana District of Ethiopia an education.
We are excited to announce a new funding partnership with The Waterloo Foundation, based in the UK. The Waterloo Foundation is committed to funding high-quality education programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia through its World Development Program grants.
We are very excited to be launching a new partnership with our friends at Educate a Child (EAC) to fund the $3m “Community Driven Primary Education for All” project in Ethiopia.
Because a vision this bold needs help to come alive!
On Friday, September 18th, Chip and Shannon Wilson graciously opened their home in Vancouver to 99 special guests and created a unique experience to introduce them to the work imagine1day is doing in Ethiopia.
Join us on November 7th 2015 at Ride Cycle Club in Vancouver!
We love it when people have passionate innovative ways to raise funds for imagine1day and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about RIDE vs ONE!