Our mission at Bakashana is to inspire Zambian women and girls by providing them a future of choice through education, livelihood training, health services, leadership mentoring, and cultural exchange. By embracing a strength-based, culturally relevant approach that combines ancestral wisdom, the cultivation of healthy relationships, & access to contemporary resources, Bakashana empowers young women to become leaders in their communities.

2019 charity work kasama

Check out our 2019 Impact Report!

Bakashana’s primary work involves young women living in rural areas, who have successfully completed their grade 7 education, yet lack the financial or familial resources to attend secondary school (grades 8-12). Bakashana specifically targets young women living near Kasama, the provincial capital of Zambia’s Northern Province.

Bakashana is a Bemba word that refers to a young woman. With a tonal difference, it means “the dancer.” Our program is dedicated to working with young women from rural areas as they discover the joy of their work, community and life.