Public schools in Ethiopia provide a substandard level of education, and there is no room in the private schools. On September 21st, 2009, we opened the doors of the BCI Academy. We built the school to accommodate orphaned children sponsored in our program and for the other children of the Debre Zeyit community.
The Self-Stephens Science Lab was generously donated in honor of Andrew, Luke and Parker Self and Claire and James Stephens. Upgrades from the previous lab include fresh paint, plaster, an epoxy floor, plumbing, and new tables and chairs. Students study all science subjects in the lab, including chemistry, physics, and biology.
The cafeteria serves all grade levels and was remodeled in 2016, including new paint on the walls, an epoxy finish on the floor, and the addition of more seating.
The library boasts more than 3,000 books on a variety of subject matters. Students are able to read and study in the library and it also serves as the site of staff training sessions.
The computer lab features more than a dozen desktop computers and classes are taught to both students and teachers. Missionaries with IT experience offer training sessions.