The BSDTCC was set up in 2004. Before that year, it was known as the Institute for Urban Workers (IUW) under the Integrated Holistic Approach Urban Development Project (IHA-UDP). It responded to many secular and religious non-government like-minded organizations focused on poverty alleviation programs ministering to some of the poorest of the poor sub-districts of Addis Ababa. This College is also legally registered as an NGO by the Ethiopian Resident Charity and Societies Agency, and accredited by the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Educational Training Agency.
Since 1992, Oakseed Ministries has been assisting indigenous ministries by serving abandoned children and the poor in the Developing World's largest cities, bringing the good news of Jesus through word and deed.