Education is the focus of all imagine1day operations through the four essential sub-pillars. Our education program addresses both the demand and supply barriers to children’s education.
Creating access: We provide schooling opportunities in areas where there would otherwise not be access to education through the building or improvement of school facilities. We provide school materials, specifically with a focus on enabling out-of-school children (OSC) to continue their education. Along with this, we train community leaders to educate their community on the value of education.
Improving Quality: We improve education quality, providing teaching material, additional facilities, and encouraging extracurriculars. We include facilities in our schools that improve education outcomes such as science labs, computer labs, gender-segregated latrines, libraries, and water points.
Efficiency: We eliminate barriers students face so that dropout rates and repetition of grades are decreased.
Equity: We have an essential focus on equity. We actively ensure gender parity in enrolment and participation in our schools, especially for girls who often face unconducive school environments. We eliminate these barriers by educating girls on menstrual health and providing them with MHH rooms and gender-segregated latrines and showers.
Educate a Girl (EAG): Educate a Girl focuses on easing the transition from primary to high school for mothers. We fund the first year of their education, including relevant costs such as travel and accommodation rent, all the while providing their mothers with seed money. This seed money allows mothers to use the businesses to support their girls through the rest of their schooling journey.
Leaders Educators and Parents (LEAP): LEAP focuses on training community leaders, parents, teachers, and student organizations (PTSAs) to enroll out-of-school children through community-based back-to-school campaigns. The project also constructs schools to create space and access to quality education and school WASH facilities. This is a three-year project co-funded by Education Above All/Educate A Child Program (EAA/EAC) with the target to enroll over 63,000 Out of school children in Ethiopia.