The missing Profile 6 of former Pakati students…meet Joakem Njenje

Joakem Musindo Njenje

My name is Joakem Musindo Njenje, and I was born in 1977 at St Pauls Hospital, Musami. I lived in Njenje village near the bus-stop known as pachuru.

I was at Pakati Primary school from 1986 to 1992, then at Pakati Secondary school from 1993 to 1996. My favourite subject was Geogeaphy, and I was an actor of dramas, together with my friend Bothwell Riside. My favourite sport was soccer.

After OrdinaryLevels I spent the whole of 1997 farming, before working as a store keeper from 1998 in Harare where I stayed for 5 years.

In 2001 I then married my intelligent and lovely wife, Lydia Mangwani. She went on to join the Ministry of Health for 3 years as a student nurse. She qualified in 2007, and she currently works at St Pauls Hospital in Musami. We are blessed with 2 girls (Devine Njenje & Hamilton Njenje) and a boy (Disney Njenje).

I later worked for Bakers Inn for 4 years, but due to economic hardship I had to start my own piggery. Unfortunately this was also affected by economic crisis in Zimbabwe. Now we have opened Oasis Poly Clinic, at Musami Cross, along the Harare-Mutoko highway.

I am still in touch with some of my former schoolmates, notably Bothwell Riside, Regina Tsinya and Eddie Dzapasi among several others.

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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