No administration costs? How?

That is correct, 100% of your donation can be directed to the project you choose as all administration and overhead costs are already covered by a generous endowment from Chip and Shannon Wilson. Your project donation will be used to fund direct project costs only which include material, labour and transportation costs. If you would like to help grow this fund you can choose to make an unrestricted general investment.

What is a Millennium Development Goal (MDG)?

In September 2000, the largest gathering ever of world leaders (147), took place at the United Nations, Millennium Assembly in New York to discuss the world's most pressing needs. At the assembly, representatives expressed a desire to end world issues such as hunger, disease and environmental degradation. One key output of the assembly was the Millennium Declaration, giving rise to the eight quantifiable and time bound Millennium Development Goals (MDG's). One of these goals was universal access to primary education stated as:

Universal access to primary education: By 2015, ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling (UN, MDG)

Why should I support an organization that is serving the international community rather than my own?

Many people think of the world as a compartmentalized entity that is made up of various countries. Some of these countries are wealthy and some are poor. Some are over populated and some under populated. Some are abundant with natural resources, others are barren and infertile. Where we as individuals fit into this scheme, is luck of the draw.

If we were born in a region of the world that happens to be rich with resources or economically prosperous, then most likely we will never have to worry about where our food will come from today, what disease we may die of tomorrow, or who will take care of us when we are sick. Sadly, in most cases, the opposite is true for people born in impoverished regions of the world.

The reality is that we are all inhabitants of this single place called earth, and we should all be caring for one another. In fact, doing so can only result in a more positive, peaceful world where everyone has their basic needs and the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.

How do I stay updated on the work that imagine1day is doing?

The best way to stay updated is to visit our website frequently. We are constantly updating it with news on upcoming projects, updates on projects underway, and follow up stories about the communities that we have worked with.

As an investor, you will receive regular financial and progress updates on the projects that you are connected to. We encourage you to contact us if you would like further information on your projects.

Does imagine1day have any partnerships?


imagine1day has launched a major initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia to address the issue of access to quality education. imagine1day works closely with the Tigray Regional Education Bureau, the Hintalo Wejirat Education Office, the Kilte Awelalo Education Office and each of the 86 communities where it operates.

How is Primary Education defined?

Primary education is defined as the first 5-9 years of a child's education giving them the fundamental life skills as well as preparing them for further education. The importance of primary education and its acceptance as a fundamental human right has been endorsed by UNICEF and other leading development agencies.

Why is imagine1day concentrating its efforts on education?

The United Nations declared education as a human right (UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). Education is a fundamental need for all to ensure an educated, healthy and vibrant population which is a key factor leading to a country's economic growth and stability. Education ensures an informed population that is capable of bringing about economic growth, peace, democracy and good governance. As instability leading to state failure is a concern for all, it is argued that a poorly educated segment of society is a risk shared by the whole world.

An educated population is less likely to suffer from preventable diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and dysentery. Attendance at school also allows for screening of treatable illness (eye exams); improved diet through school meals; and increased opportunities in life through learning basic fundamentals such as arithmetic and reading/writing. This is especially true for woman where education in turn, leads to decreases in childhood marriage, fertility rates and infant mortality rates.

Lack of education is also directly linked to increased poverty. Educated populations are less likely to suffer from extreme poverty, not only because they have greater access to job opportunities, but also because education better prepares them for success in their local environment. This is true for the majority of children living in developing countries, where 80% of the population lives in rural areas and are involved in agricultural activities. In these regions, school curriculum is tailored to meet the local needs; passing on knowledge about best farming practices and protection from climate change. Education also plays a role in conserving the environment where children can learn of the environmental consequences of harmful practices and best practices to ensure sustainability.

What is your Mission?

Developing leaders to elevate the world.

What if I live in the USA? Can I still get a tax deduction for my donation?

imagine1day is a Canadian registered charity and is not registered in the USA as a 501(c)(3). In general, US donors do not receive tax benefit for their donations to Canadian registered charities unless they earn Canadian source income. imagine1day partners with Go Campaign, a U.S. nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, to enable U.S. donors to contribute to imagine1day's projects in Ethiopia and receive a tax deduction against their US source income for doing so. Learn more about donations to Go Campaign. Visit imagine1day's current school project with Go Campaign.