The Talking Head
The Talking Head
Our Community School License
ICS Addis is licensed as a community school by the Federal Ministry of Education. This means we are not required to offer the Ethiopian national curriculum. We are required to be a non-profit organization. Our license also restricts who can enroll in our school.
Our school license is renewed every two years. Required documentation includes information about our employees and the Ethiopian students that are enrolled. After we submit our documentation, Ministry of Education officials visit us to inspect our compliance with labor and other relevant regulations. On their most recent visit, the officials also encouraged the school administration to offer more scholarships and to provide more training workshops for local teachers.
I am pleased to inform everyone that our community school license has been renewed through 28 February 2019.
Our 2017 Annual Fund started on 1 February and we are making great progress towards funding this year’s four priority projects. I’d like to give a special word of thanks to our Campaign Chair Cathy Xin Ma who helped launch the campaign and is actively involved in its success. A huge thank you to all who have contributed to the Annual Fund so far!
- The Annual Fund has currently raised $10,993, which is 31.4% of our target
- 100% of the Board and leadership team has pledged
- 12.3% of the faculty have participated already
- Many ICS families have contributed
The campaign continues until 31 March. High participation—whether you are giving $20 or $5,000—is a sign that our community supports and invests in their children’s education and in the mission and vision of ICS. Your participation matters. Every gift counts, every gift makes a difference and every gift brings us closer to our goal.
Last year, 50% of our Chinese families participated in the Annual Fund, and that helped us exceed our funding goal. To say thanks, I hosted a special BBQ for the Chinese community. Who will stand out this year?
To make your donation, please visit our webpage by clicking HERE. You can also make your donation directly at our Cashier’s Office.