A former student writes…

From Ruth Chidora, to me on facebook…

I was a student at Pakati since 2002-05, I gained more experience through hard working of my teachers. There are four teachers that I will never forget, to mention them are Mr Katonha my science teacher, Mr Mushaninga my history teacher, Mr Kusotera my maths teacher and Mrs Katonha my Shona teacher, she was very strict with girls. These teachers taught me if you want to achieve in your life you should work hard. At our school, our stream was both good in sports and in classes. l luv my school because to be what I am today is from that school. Our teachers inspired us to study hard to be a better looking in future. My Shona teacher always said to me (Chidora pauchapedza form yako panenge pasisina when l grow up l want to be teacher or doctor and etc coz unenge wafoira).

(Will get it translated & update later!)

Author:

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 spent the last 13 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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