First follow up about the suggested developments….

Some of the equipment destined for Pakati schools

Well, there have been some responses to the previous blog post…

I have consulted with people in Zimbabwe both closely related to the project and removed from it, with a mixture of views. Some think widening it to include more schools across the district is a good idea. On the other hand some feel it would be best to stick to the original plan.

Here in the UK the discussions have tended to be more one-sided, and largely against any change to the project. The feeling generally here is that the strength is in the personal connection between Pakati Schools and myself. Including potentially many more schools would weaken the appeal and dilute the original idea of helping Pakati.

Once I have discussed all the ideas in detail with all interested parties I will announce where the future of the project lies, and why the decision is made.

Early publicity for the project courtesy of Scunthorpe Live/Scunthorpe Telegraph

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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