Adihaye (Tigray Region)
Though the community of Adihaye did have a school, built in 2003, unfortunately it had not been well-constructed or maintained. Due to the challenges of access and the low quality of education, enrollment was low, with about 60 percent of the school-age population out of school. In partnership with imagine1day, the community has mobilized for education for both boys and girls in the community, resulting in over 300 new students enrolled as a result of the project. Now, Adihaye School consists of new structures, a water point, and materials, which, along with teacher training and educational programming, are greatly improving the educational experience for all students and increasing school enrollment.
Adimealsinom (Tigray Region)
In Adimealsinom, due to lack of access to education and infrastructure in the community, along with students travelling an average of ten kilometres to get to school, enrollment was low and about 40 percent of the school-age population were out of school. The school lacked a proper water source and latrines, and students were learning in very basic open-air classrooms. Through a partnership between imagine1day and the community, a new school block has been constructed with classrooms and supporting facilities, as well as a clean water point, allowing students up to grade 5 to attend classes and improving school enrollment.
Awash Kolati (Oromia Region)
With classrooms made of sticks and mud, learning conditions in Awash Kolati were challenging. Awash Kolati is one of the coffee growing communities in the district, with a large portion of the population living in absolute poverty, making it incredibly challenging for the community to improve quality and access to education. Since partnering with the community, imagine1day has completed quality infrastructure built to last, including classrooms, a library, a water point and gender-segregated latrines.
Gora Bantu (Oromia Region)
In Gora Bantu classrooms are made of sticks and mud, which are often damaged by flooding during the rainy seasons, putting a halt to classes. Because a large portion of the population lives in absolute poverty, it is incredibly challenging for the community to improve quality and access to education. To address the issues hindering access to education, imagine1day partnered with the Gora Bantu community and is currently building a new school that consists of two blocks of eight classrooms, one library block, gender-segregated latrines and an ECE classroom.
Community Driven Primary Education for All Initiative
Made possible through partnership with Educate a Child, imagine1day has recently completed a bold and innovative three-year project to enrol over 56,000 out-of-school children in Ethiopia into primary school. Completed in December 2018, the project impacted 260 schools across districts in the Tigray and Oromia regions, with a focus on access and quality of education through school construction, capacity building, awareness and training programs, and provision of educational materials and supplies.