Our Schools: Bagri
Bagri village (pronounced ‘Barry’) is about seven miles north of the major market town of Lawra. Like each of the villages in which we work, the approach is along dirt tracks. The village is spread along the banks of the Black Volta river, exactly on the border of Ghana and Burkina Faso. All of the villagers are either fisherman or farmers.
Our work began in Bagri village, and this was our first school – opened in 2006 (footage of the opening is here). It is located in beautiful grassland, nearly opposite the small Baptist church which is the only other public building in the village. Mperismer, one of our featured children, was one of the first cohort of pupils at the school.