Location: Dum, Ethiopia
Goal: Raise $10,000 to help provide better education to the children of Dum, Ethiopia.
Project Details: Working with imagine1day, we want to help contribute to the building of a school and provide educational materials and leadership training to ensure long-term and sustainable educational opportunities in the area. 100% of the money we donate will go directly into the field to fund the project—one of the reasons we love imagine1day.
Along with the community of Dum and imagine1day, we will build:
- One four-block classroom
- School supplies: furniture, books, and science kits
- Early Childhood Education classroom
Why Education in Dum? This community of 2,180 is located in Tigray’s Endamekhoni district in the north of Ethiopia. The community has 683 children who should be in early childhood or primary school, but only 557 are enrolled. For the students who do attend school, the school itself is in terrible condition. There is a shortage of classrooms and existing classrooms run the risk of collapsing. It is a dusty and challenging learning environment. Only 39% of students currently have desks. There is no early childhood education, no library, no playground, no water, and no gender segregated latrine. This poor learning environment has a huge impact on education, and enrolled students only attend 83% of the time.