About Our Philanthropy:
It’s Riley’s 4th birthday! In lieu of presents, we’re asking friends and family to contribute to the Team Hill School Project – a comprehensive family undertaking in which we’ll empower and support Riley and Weston to raise enough money to build a school in Ethiopia. Once Team Hill has raised the money to build this school, our entire family will travel to Ethiopia to help physically build the school. 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.
Rather than simply responding to a need, Imagine1day was inspired by the ambition of a nation and its people. Ethiopia’s goal to be a middle income country by 2025, exists alongside a vision to transform their education system into one that is accessible to each and every child. Ethiopia’s leaders have demonstrated their commitment by investing 20% of the country’s annual budget in the education sector. This passion for change among Ethiopians means that the money we donate towards Imagine1day will deliver strong results in return for every dollar invested.
While the government and the people of Ethiopia are working towards the same dream, there are many obstacles to overcome. Ethiopia currently has one of the world’s highest number of out-of-school children at 1.7 million, and its drop-out rate means that only 19.4% of children make it to high school. The goal that’s been set is big, and it comes with an openness to partner and apply the best possible solutions to get the job done.
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. The organization spends a minimum of three years on a project to make sure the impact of its efforts are sustainable. The goal is to create transformational change and empowered communities who are creating and forwarding educational initiatives on their own.
With the Team Hill School Project, our goal is not only to raise the money needed to build a school, but also to fund the infrastructure and support needed to ensure that the school transforms the community in a sustainable way. To do this, we’ll need to raise $122,000 in total:
We know that raising this much money won’t be easy, but we also know that it will be worth it. And we believe that our kids can do it!
In honor of Riley’s upcoming birthday, we would like to raise $500 for the Team Hill School Project, which will eventually help build a school in Ethopia in partnership with Imagine1day. Please help us educate Ethiopia!