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.
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:
English 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