Bbakasa Primary School is twinned with Waun Wen Primary School in Swansea under The British Council Connecting Classrooms Scheme. The school educates approximately 400 children ( Grades 1-7) and is about 40 minutes drive from Siavonga town. In the rainy season it is often difficult to access as the road gets washed away.
Children walk to school from up to 10km away, setting out when it is still dark. On our first visit in January 2015, Mr Edson the Head Teacher apologised for poor attendance. A pair of lions had wandered across the River Zambezi from Zimbabwe and pupils were afraid to come to school!
We installed solar panels and set up a small computer suite in the library.