Who We Are

imagine1day is a non profit organization that directly implements quality education to Ethiopian adults and children.

We also invest in leadership tools and programs to ensure our impact is seen well into the future. Rather than waiting for people to prove themselves, we focus on providing them with the tools to be great now. We’re committed to the possibility that by 2030, all Ethiopians will have access to quality education free of foreign aid. We set big goals, apply long-term thinking and share our results with full transparency.

Our MISSION

WE’RE DEVELOPING LEADERS TO ELEVATE THE WORLD.

Our GOAL

BY 2030, ALL ETHIOPIANS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION FREE OF FOREIGN AID.

The Way We Work.

The story of our work runs deeper than the bricks we lay and the books we supply. We imagine a day when we’ve put ourselves out of a job because leaders, young and old and in all corners of Ethiopia, have transformed their education system.

See how we’re making it happen >

 
 

Why Ethiopia?

We like to say that we didn’t pick Ethiopia – they inspired us. Their ambitious goals sparked our imagination, which is now woven into everything we do.

Discover why we chose Ethiopia >

Our Team.

Built around a shared passion for creativity, innovation and education, the imagine1day team consists of people inspiring leadership in Ethiopia and changing the charity model for the world at large.

Meet our team >

 

Our Core Values.

COMMUNITY

Our work connects human beings.

INFINITE POSSIBILITY

We create at least three possibilities for every challenge.

INTEGRITY

We do what we say we will do when we say we will do it and if we don’t, we immediately clean up the mess we have created with all parties.

OPEN COMMUNICATION

We have nothing left unsaid and the power is in the listening.

VALUE EXCHANGE

Our partners continue to enjoy working with us as we grow together.

SUSTAINABILITY

Diminishing inputs are required to generate increasing outputs, while protecting the environment.

EQUALITY

He is my brother. She is my sister. We are the same.

FUN

Coffee and love taste best when hot. – Ethiopian Proverb