Friends of Pakati on Social media…

Below is the latest Facebook post I put out recently.

I would be so grateful if you, my followers could spread the word…share among your families & friends.
Please can you help? Do you know someone who can? How many more generous people are there with things/equipment to donate for sale or use? Are there companies out there willing to donate as the Stephenson group already has? Are there any other sports teams/clubs who are as generous as Scunthorpe United & many of their fans? Here is what we at are in need of:
Any more donations of PC’s & laptops. Computer monitors. all of these with relevant cables please.
Any more sports/football kits for more than a full team? can be adult, teens or childrens sizes. Football boots of all sizes. Can be for male or female.
How about every day school items? Pens, pencils, crayons, maths stuff.
These are schools (Primary and Secondary) that are finding it hard going right now, like many other rural Zimbabwean schools – see the blog for evidence of what it is like there – but given the right conditions & facilities, the students are as capable as any you could meet, & the staff as dedicated as any I have ever known. Please see what can be done to help us help Pakati. Thank you.

Here at we are active on twitter as well as facebook

Here is a link to an event which friendsofpakati will benefit from, thanks to two Scunthorpe United supporters groups, Iron Bru and Iron Trust

If anyone reading this would like to help or offer to donate/support us, please email


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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