YouTubers For Change

Use your influence to build a school in Ethiopia.

Get Involved

First Day is a launch pad for YouTubers to change the world.

Check out our current campaigns below.

Charity Water

Join me in my quest to educate the world!

$10938 Raised


Put on your cape and be a super hero with me today!

$4209 Raised


Calling all gamers!

$8239 Raised

Scuderia Toro Rosso

It's a race! Check out my video and help teach kids in Africa today.

$2338 Raised

Rhemi Life

You're all amazing!

$3728 Raised


Lead today! Watch this video :)

$15990 Raised

Why Ethiopia?

Because Ethiopia believes education is the driving force that will transform it to a middle income country by 2030. Ethiopia has one of the world’s highest number of out-of-school children at 1.7 million, and only 19.4% of children make it to high school. By joining First Day, you will be sharing a vision to transform an education system to one that is accessible by each and every child in Ethiopia.

Let’s get 2 million out of school children into their first day of school.

Let’s get millions of adults to read their first book.

Let’s achieve universal quality education free of foreign aid.

The Impact Today?

First Day is working with Imagine1Day, a best in class charity that has already helped hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians get access to quality education. See the impact they're having right now.


partner schools, with 35 schools built by us from the ground up.


people whose lives are transformed annually through education and leadership development.


Our work spans across 10 districts in the northern region of Tigray and the southern region of Oromia.

Find out more

Imagine 1 day

Meet Semere

Thanks to people joining First Day’s cause, a school has been built a school in Semere’s village. It means he will be the first child ever, in his family history going back generations, to finish primary school. Please join us and give other kids the same chance.

Build a new school!


If you're a YouTuber looking to start a campaign, or a Non-Profit looking for funding, please send a message below.