Community institutions include the Bawa Public School, the Nzon Market, and the Bawa Community House.
The Nzon Market is held once per week as the place for villagers to conduct trade and where they can buy staples like salt and oil. Fish and meat are also available here for those with the means to afford it.
Once per month village meetings are held at the Bawa Community House. Here, traditional dances are performed with music provided by drums and guitars with some percussion provided by glass bottles. These meetings are also home to the “Njangui” a kind of community bank where members collect sums of money in proportion with their contribution to the community.
One primary road passes through Bawa, connecting it with other villages. During the rainy season this road is only passable with vehicles operating in four-wheel drive.
At present, no one living in Bawa owns a vehicle of any kind, plus there is no telephone, electricity, running water or sanitation services. Bawa is a rural African village, this is the way of life for its residents.