75 years in Ethiopia
British Council, since it founding in 1942, has been working on society-focused programs to enrich and empower Ethiopians and systems that impact Ethiopia.
British Council and the General Wingate School
In April 1946 the British Council established an independent boy’s school, the General Wingate, on the site that was provided by the Emperor Haile Selassie I.The British Council provided the headmaster and most staff members and paid an annual grant for its maintenance. In 1961 the British Council and the Ethiopian Government signed the Wingate Agreement, under which £50,000 were committed for the rebuilding of the school. The General Wingate was run by the British Council until it was turned into a teacher training college in 1977.