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BIS Partnership

Two ZIS girls working closely together in Model United Nations club
Discover something new

We offer activities that help you find your path, and support that gives you the strength to take it

Two ZIS Lower School student enjoying food they cooked in camping club
Balancing play and challenge

We offer activities that help you find your path, and support that gives you the strength to take it

ZIS Upper School Rugby team in action
Finding your passion

We offer activities that help you find your path, and support that gives you the strength to take it

ZIS students in a row smiling during Diversity Dance Club
Explore your potential

We offer activities that help you find your path, and support that gives you the strength to take it

Middle School students take to the stage in a performance of Elf
New challenges and experiences

We offer activities that help you find your path, and support that gives you the strength to take it

Bosomtwe International School (BIS), formerly Bosomtwe Community School, is a low fee-paying private school in the Ashanti region in Ghana. In the past 15 years, thanks to the support of the ZIS community, the school has grown from 20 children being taught in a small wooden hut to a purpose-built modern school campus capable of accommodating over 120 students. The school is governed by the proprietor, and ZIS teacher, Ibrahim Oubda. The "Ibrahim Oubda Education Foundation" is a registered charitable foundation in Ghana. BIS is driven by the mission - Respect, Knowledge, Independence.

What is the BIS Partnership?

  • The BIS partnership is an ongoing commitment to a mutually-beneficial educational project between the communities of ZIS and BIS.
  • ZIS provides continued financial support with a long term goal of establishing a self-sustaining financial model for the operational cost of BIS. In the early days, these efforts were primarily to help fund facilities and infrastructure, however since 2017 the focus has been on the recruitment, development and retention of high-quality faculty and staff.
  • ZIS provides strategic thinking and educational support, including faculty / administrator visits.
  • ZIS teachers, students, families and alumni benefit from the experience of direct service learning opportunities at BIS. Students in Grades 8, 10 and 12 are selected to travel to Ghana on a ZIS service trip and over the years more than 300 have had amazing and often life-changing experiences supporting and learning from members of the BIS community in this way.
  • The partnership is an all-school project uniting the four ZIS campuses and providing a focus for student and community action.

How Can I Help?

Events and Volunteering

The ZIS community supports the operating costs of BIS, including teacher salaries, through the following fundraising events which are organized by students, teachers and community volunteers:

  • The Ghana Cup, an all school event
  • The Challenge Run at the Lower School
  • The Middle School student-led dinner
  • An Upper School student-led Ghana Club event, most recently the Ghana Basketball Bash