Coming this weekend here on

The author, July 2019

I am currently gathering comments from people from the Pakati community, finding out what they think about the computers which have been donated to the schools.

So far I have comments from the following:

● At least one current staff member, with promises from 2 others including the Head teacher

● At least 3 current students at the Secondary school

● At least 1 former student, with one other promising to reply soon

I am hoping to hear from others too in the local area and/or those with a strong connection to Pakati.

I will also add my own thoughts once I have collated all the responses and edited it into one blog post this weekend.


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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