Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Sebeta Special Boarding School for the Blind

The first government supported special boarding school for  the blind  was opened in 1952 by the late Emperor Haile Selassie I. in the Kasancheis area of Addis Ababa. The school was intended to accommodate 40 visually impaired boys but the  number of the visually impaired boys increased  quickly exceeding 40 in less than one year and grew to over 60 within three years.

As a result class and bed room shortage become a serious problem restricting the education process.

The Emperor realizing the problem, decided to move the School to Sebeta where he granted over ten hectares of land where four large blocks of building were constructed capable of accommodating hundreds of visually impaired students. Following the completion of the building blocks and the necessary furnishing was done; the students in the Addis Ababa School for the blind were transferred in 1963 to the newly built school in Sebeta. The Sebeta School was designed to accommodate both visually impaired boys and girls. Accordingly, the visually impaired female students studying in the special school named after the Empress Mennen located in the Kechenae area of Addis Ababa were also transferred to the Sebeta School for the Blind. 



Our Mission

 Prepare Bible teaching materials and distribute to the members of the target group free of charge;
•Enable the target group learn the gospel;...Detail

Faith Statement

The Word of God - We believe that the scriptures are the inspired written Word of God. The Holy Spirit came upon called and chosen men of their time and inspired the writings we find today in the Bible....Detail

Bank Details

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Arat Killo Branch
Account Name: Zena Wengel Ministry
Swift Code: CBETETAA
Account Number: 1000107926341


Zena Wengel Ministry
Kolfe Keranio Sub-city
P.O.Box 12279, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251-944-077171
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