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I Can’t Go to Ethiopia This Year, Can You Instead?
Submitted on May 21, 2012
This October, a powerful, engaged, and curious team is heading to Ethiopia to both change the world, and change how they interact in that world. Usually, I’d be joining them. But this year I need you to take my place.
Imagine Ethiopia 2012 is the third iteration of a dream I helped create in 2009 with imagine1day. Our goal was simple: enable others to have their lives profoundly affected by Ethiopia by enabling them to profoundly experience Ethiopia. For the past two years I have co-led trip with Sapna Dayal and a select team of other leaders. Together we have created an experience blending culture, adventure, and connection along with an initiative to raise $100,000 to build schools in Ethiopia. This year’s school is in the Alose Community in Oromiya.
I can’t go on Imagine Ethiopia 2012--I will be in Mozambique for my Lost Mountain Project. But you can. Here is how:
In support of imagine1day's big goal for all Ethiopians to have access to quality education funded free of foreign aid by 2030, a Dream Team of 14 participants will be heading to Ethiopia this October. Together, the Dream Team will unite around a goal of raising $100,000 to build a new school & provide access to quality education for one of imagine1day’s partner communities. Faced with a big goal, participants will discover how their passions and talents combine as catalysts for a new form of contribution. Once the funds are raised, the fruits of the Dream Team’s labor will culminate in an epic, awe inspiring, world changing, shake it up, transformative adventure.
Support the Dream Team in reaching their $100,000 to build a school in the Alose Community, Oromiya, Ethiopia. DONATE
Want More Reasons?
- This year’s trip includes astonishing new territory in The Bale Mountains where participants will experience a new landscape and adventure (horseback riding, warthogs, nyalas and more)
- This year’s team will join imagine1day as they break ground on a new partnership in with the Sinana District Education Office in Oromiya
- Participants will have the opportunity to meet imagine1day’s Class 2016 High School Scholarship students and their families – a unique program that sets parents up with small business funding and training to support their children’s high school educations
- There is already and incredible mix of participants – from a 400m Olympic hopeful from LA to a lawyer from Vancouver, to a teacher from Cincinnati
It's time. This is your year.