Greek Community School is located in Addis
The purpose of this web site is to network all the
Ex-students of G.C.S that reside around the world.
Once home to a thriving
Greek community of over 4,000; the military takeover of the Ethiopia
in 1974 caused many Greeks to leave. Some stayed behind and maintained
many of the institutions that were set up by their forefathers,
including the prominent Greek school of Addis Ababa.
Home today to 120
students, 80 of which live in the borading house, the school conducts
classes in all Greek and learn everything from Greek georgraphy, to
history and philosophy. While students have to prove some Greek
blood to enroll, (how do you prove that?) the school has done a great
job in maintaining the connection with Greece dispite the distance and
wars that have ravaged Ethiopia the past few decades.
Many of the students end
up receiving scholorships to eventually go and study in Greece.