| See the Zabzugu/Tatale SFL classes1998-99 (30KB)
Zabzugu/Tatale district is about 1.800 kmē and is situated along the border of Togo.There
are about 70,000 inhabitants of which Dagombas constitute about 30 %, Konkombas about 40%,
while most of the rest are bassaris.. Zabzugu is mainly inhabited by Dagombas, while the
bassaries are found in Tatale and along the Togo border. Particularly the Dagomba villages
suffered during the conflict, but most of the inhabitants have now returned.
A stable district administration has been helpful and has been very positive to the School
for Life programme
In 1997 staff was employed: District Co-ordinator A.A. Halidu Razak and supervisors
Muhammed Z Nabila and Nween A. Takuba. All members of staff speak both Dagbani and
Likpakpaaln and Nween A. Takuba is Bassari.
The School for Life district office is in Zabzugu.
There is an active Catholic Mission in Tatale which has helped the development of
education, but the lack of teachers is catastrophic, particularly after the conflict.