Get to Know Us

imagine1day is a global movement that inspires people to use their imagination to make a difference in the world.

We invest in developing leaders today, 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 in this lifetime, Ethiopia will emerge as a global leader with education as the primary driver. We set big goals, apply long-term thinking and share our results with full transparency. We love when people take action to make their best possible future come alive and we look forward to 2030, when the collective creativity of our community has forever changed the face of charity and has put us out of a job. What can your imagination do for the world?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 want to work with us again.

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

Our smiles grow wider as we’re stuffed full of honey and local brew, with the runs being a foregone conclusion. (Joke from Ethiopia).