The annual German Christmas Bazaar will be held this year on Sunday, 29th of November 2015, at the German Embassy School (DBSAA), near Leipzig Square. The official opening is at 11 a.m and the bazaar goes on until 5 pm. You have the chance to enjoy traditional German food and hospitality (beverages, German “Bratwurst”, chocolates, tasty snacks and other products will be available) buy presents and crafts (including traditional advent wreaths and calendars), get into the festive spirit and meet friends from the community. We provide games for the kids and a raffle with attractive prizes to raise funds for the German Church School.  Over 10 booths and more than 40 NGOs are expected to participate in the bazaar and will provide their products

The bazaar is a mutual event of the German Embassy School (DBSSA) as well as the German Church School (GCS -). 

The German Embassy School (www.dbsaa.de) is the host and makes use of the occasion, to open its facilities to the public but this event a charity bazaar; funds are raised for the German Church School and its Social Service Centre (www.schule.addis.center). The School (near Sidist Kilo and next door to the German Lutheran Church) has been providing education for the poorest children since 1966. The original motto was: Give the poor a chance.  Nowadays the GCS offers education for over one thousand Ethiopian children from destitute families. It also has a unique integrated program for the blind and handicapped children – around 16 blind and visually impaired children as well as some handicapped kids are being taught together with their sighted classmates in regular classes with every blind child having a sighted partner at his or her side. The German Church School has to raise all its financial support by itself. The proceeds of the Bazaar go directly to support the children of this school and is a major pillar of income.

The German Embassy School (DBSAA) provides an insight into their teaching and learning approach. In a wide range of activities Students and Kids will display their talents including music and theatre performances. Christmas stories will be read. Kids are invited to join the Christmas bakery workshop or sports. We will listen to Christmas music and what would the day be without Santa Claus? So come along and learn about the DBSAA, experience German Christmas Culture and Tradition and invest in the future of the kids at the GCS.  

You can buy your entrance ticket already now at the German Development Cooperation Office (GIZ) in Kazanchis, the Goethe Institute, German Embassy School (DBSAA) or German Lutheran Church (near Sidist Kilo):  

Only 30 ETB for adults and 10 ETB for children. 

For more information please do not hesitate to contact: 

Anja Jacobi, pfarrer@gemeinde.addis.center

mobile: 0938949619