Banani International Secondary School is a private, non-profit school for girls in Grades 8 through 12, established in 1993 and registered with the Ministry of Education. It is governed by a Board of Directors of the William Mmutle Masetlha Foundation and administered by the Principal.
The decision to open a school for only girls was based on education statistics for Zambia, which revealed that girl children lagged far behind boys in the number of secondary school places occupied. The Masetlha Foundation considers the education of girls an indispensable element of human development, one that must be vigorously pursued in Africa if the material and spiritual progress of the continent is to be accelerated. Furthermore, as a non-profit organization based on the principles of the Bahá’í Faith, the Foundation and the School subscribe strongly to the Bahá’í principle of equality of women and men, that without equal status and a full partnership in human affairs, civilization cannot advance.