Around Pakati…

The school is in a remote rural area of Zimbabwe about 55 miles from the capital, Harare.

It lies North of Marondera, to the East of Musami. The land is undulating apart from a few rocky outcrops & one particular hill, Ngomamowa, which dominates the area.

It is flat on top about the size of a football pitch. Subsistence farming is the norm around here, with any surplus going to markets locally & to the capital.


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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