BCI Academy

The BCI Academy, the school in the Adana Children Center, will offer 350 children an exceptional education in grades kindergarten through 12th grade at it's completion.  Public schools in Ethiopia provide a substandard level of education, and there is no room in the private schools.  We need to build a school to accommodate orphaned children sponsored in our program and for the other children of the Debre Zeyit community.

On September 21st, 2009, the BCI Academy completed phase one of construction and opened its doors to the first 83 students.  For details, see our October 2009 newsletter.

Adana School

To see the school in Google Earth, please click HERE.  You will need Google Earth to open this file, which you can download from the Google website.
As a school of excellence:

  • Adana ClassroomEnglish Language – English will be the principle medium of instruction in all classes.
  • Superior Curriculum – Since English will be used, there is a whole world of advanced educational curriculum available to the school.  Curriculum in Amharic is very limited.
  • Smaller Class Size – Average class size will be 27 students (public schools average 60-70 students).
  • More Teachers – Every classroom will have an Ethiopian teacher, along with a missionary from a third world country assisting in each classroom.  Based on the missionaries’ experience, they may teach the class or simply act as a teacher’s aide.  In any event, a first-world influence will be present.
  • Challenged to Excellence – Every staff and teacher position will have an advisor/consultant assigned.  As the Ethiopian staff/teachers work together with their advisor (a missionary from an English-speaking, first-world country), they will be consistently challenged to excellence in everything.

Low res Events Calendar
(Click to open the Events Calendar for the school)

The construction of the school will be completed in stages:

Phase One of the construction was completed September, 2009, at which time we began enrolling students in grades 1st through 4th.

The entire construction is scheduled to be completed by 2012, in four phases.  See the Full Project Proposal for details on the budget, design, and implementation timetables.

Phases of Construction
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