Next phase of the project begins…..

Following the success of the walk between Bradford and Scunthorpe a week ago, I am now in the process of gathering the promised donations of money, then I can work out what I can afford to send to Pakati.

All through the walk, particularly during the hardest parts, I always reminded myself why I had set the challenge up in the first place – my promise to Mr Chifaka, Head of Pakati Secondary school, to try and help get much-needed IT equipment there. Other better funded local schools are at an advantage, so I want to give Pakati students the same chances.

I want to carry on with different fundraising activities, large or small, to add to the pot. Please let me know if you have any bright ideas or suggestions I can consider. Email ormessage us on or with your thoughts.

Next I am looking for donations on IT equipment – PC’s, laptops etc – that companies or individuals no longer want. Please clean them up but leave basic usable software on them. Stephenson Group Ltd of Horsforth, Leeds, have already said I can have 4 PC’s and a laptop….can anyone else help? Either businesses or individuals? Same links as above please.

This weekend sees me back in Scunthorpe to collect more donations, this time from football shirt collectors who are offering money for those shirts donated last Saturday. Should be a decent sum by the sound of it.

There are also more football shirts being donated for me to ship to Pakati too, on top of those given directly by the club. I am collecting more of those this weekend. There is quite a good number apparently. Once I have them I will take photos and publish them on here.


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.

One thought on “Next phase of the project begins…..

  1. This is the start of the project, and the goal of this phase is to define the project at a broad level. This phase usually begins with a business case. This is when you will research whether the project is feasible and if it should be undertaken. If feasibility testing needs to be done, this is the stage of the project in which that will be completed.

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