I will be launching my project on 16th January 2019, 30 years to the day on which I started work as a newly qualified teacher, at Pakati Secondary School, Murehwa South district, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe.

My fundraising will involve a number of events – I am open to suggestions from people here – most notably a sponsored walk. I have begun training for it around Great Horton in Bradford where I live…it is quite hilly & sometimes quite steep…

January 2019

…there are some wonderful views around the area day or night…

January 2019

…I just need to keep it going! So far I have walked around an hour on the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th & 12th of this month, planning to gradually increase the length of the walks over time.

January 2019

The walk will be Thursday 25th April to Saturday 27th April, from outside Bradford City FC to outside Scunthorpe United FC, arriving by 12noon on matchday for the game between the two clubs. Route & participants tbc.




Please use the contact page to let us know what you think, how we could improve things, any questions you have, any suggestions for further fundraising, any ideas about raising the profile/awareness of the project.


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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