Updates on Sport, Computers and Health

•Sports Update

Tomorrow (Friday 5th July) sees the boys Under-20s football team compete at nearby Mabika Secondary school in the Zonal competition. They are hoping to progress to the District competition, then maybe the Provincials, in the following weeks.

This just in from Mr Kahuni, Sports Director: “The Head Mr Chifaka met with the boys today and encouraged them to fight hard to win the games and have team spirit.”

Pakari Boys Under-20s boys football team 2019

•Computers Update

Fantastic news! This coming week I am invited to the Stephenson Group’s offices just outside Leeds. I will finally be meeting Stuart, the IT Department Manager, who heard one of my radio interviews back in January this year. He contacted me via email friendsofpakati@gmail.com offering some IT equipment as the company were buying in new computers.

I am also meeting Richard, their Marketing Manager. He is organising the publicity, which should help both the company, and friendsofpakati.com as they hand over their generous donation to Pakati schools.

It is possible this may be the start of a very good relationship between the Stephenson Group and Pakati.

•Health Update

Thanks to Israel Maliki, local Councillor for Murewa Ward 14 which includes the Pakati area, for this update on the figures regarding the recent Health Event held at Pakati Secondary school.

The event was done by PSI (Population Services International) and the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health, attended by the local MP Jonah Sewera and Guest of Honour, Mr Munemo from the District Education Office.

The figures given were 85 for circumcision, 42 for cervical cancer screening and 103 for HIV Testing services.

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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