Bingham Academy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
During the latter half of 2011 my daughter taught at Bingham Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bingham is an international Christian school with staff and students drawn from around the globe. There are local children attending as well and it is located in one of the poorer areas of the city.
In December last year my wife and I visited our daughter for two weeks up until the time her term finished. We stayed with her in her apartment on the campus, so we experienced school life up close. We both found the experience uplifting and inspiring and were made to feel very welcome by the staff.
I was not surprised that her short stay has inspired our daughter to return to the school in a few years’ time. In fact, both my wife and I are very experienced teachers and are wondering whether we also have a role to play in the future. We will see. Meanwhile I’ll share a few photos taken on the campus.
To read more about the school click here.
For the observant readers, the trees in the small forest near the oval are Australian eucalypts – we felt quite at home. There are also large tracts of eucalypt forests surrounding Addis Ababa, but more of that in another post coming soon.