My Birthday Wish: Building A School in Ethiopia
by Riley Hill
For Riley's second birthday (in lieu of presents), we asked friends and family to contribute to her campaign on The Philanthropy Project. We plan to do this every year for Riley's birthday, with the end goal is being to raise enough money to build a school in Ethiopia by the time Riley is in high school.
Once we have raised the money to build this school, our entire family will travel to Ethiopia with Riley to help physically build the school using the money she has donated. To facilitate our vision of educating Ethiopians, we’ve decided to partner with Imagine1day, an organization committed to providing quality education to all Ethiopians by 2030.
Imagine1day didn’t start because they saw a problem – they got to work because they were inspired by a nation ready for prosperity. Working within the public education system, they align each of their projects with Ethiopia’s current and long term education priorities, fitting perfectly with their vision of a future where all children have the chance to go to school. By working this way, Imagine1day is helping to create systemic and lasting change.
RILEY HILL, Age 2
Toddler Extraordinaire | Boulder, CO
Our birthday wish is to help Riley raise enough money to build a school in Ethiopia by the time she is in high school.
“Mommy, it makes me sad that some people don’t have schools. I would feel super good if I could help them build a school. I think I need some tools to start and also books.”
1 Toddler Who Is Very Proud of Herself
Countless Smiles from Our Entire Family!