imagine1day + WE
In July 2017, imagine1day announced a new strategic partnership with Canadian non-profit WE Charity. The two organizations will be working together to grow the impact in Ethiopia, support sustainable development in East Africa and beyond, and provide efficient management, resources and operations.
Through this partnership, both organizations remain separate legally distinct entities, while working together to partner with rural Ethiopian communities to address barriers to education.
WE Charity, through WE Villages, has been engineering an international development model to end poverty for over 20 years, and currently operates in eight countries. In East Africa, WE Charity has 15 years of experience working in partnership with communities in Kenya and Tanzania. Like imagine1day, this work has focused on community ownership and sustainable solutions for rural communities.
Development in Ethiopia will continue, building off the incredible success of imagine1day’s work to date, and expand to include WE’s five Pillars of Impact model, which includes a holistic approach to education, health, water, food and economic opportunity.
This is an exciting and monumental partnership of ideas, innovations and passion, where imagine1day and WE are building off each other’s strengths to create a new, exciting and impactful future together. Together, imagine1day and WE will tackle more of the causes of poverty and barriers to quality education faced in Ethiopia, and create a new future for the children of Ethiopia.
HOW DOES THIS IMPACT DEVELOPMENT WORK IN ETHIOPIA?
imagine1day will continue to partner with rural Ethiopian communities and build on imagine1day’s 10-year track record of success in the country, through its focus on partnerships, leadership development, school construction and pedagogy training. Our dedicated on-the-ground staff will continue to make an incredible impact, and we will honour all commitments to communities, teachers, students and donors.
Going forward, imagine1day’s focus on education will continue and, through WE’s holistic development model, more of the barriers to quality education will be addressed.
WHAT ALIGNMENT IS THERE BETWEEN IMAGINE1DAY AND WE?
Our two organizations share similar visions and values. Both organizations support holistic development, community involvement and buy-in, and partnerships with local and regional leaders—all of which ensures our impacts are sustainable.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE IMAGINE1DAY USA FOUNDATION?
The imagine1day USA Foundation is an independent U.S.-registered charity, separate from imagine1day International Organization. The imagine1day USA Foundation will continue to operate and raise funds for education in Ethiopia.
I want to know more!
Visit the WE website to learn more about their five-pillar development model.
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