More updates on the project…

Following recent discussions, it appears there are still several football shirts to be sold for friendsofpakati.com so more money will be added to the total. The donation by the Chairman of Scunthorpe United, Peter Swann, is due to be made this coming sarurday. The shirts already donated by the club are smaller in size so will go to the primary school.

Any additional funds which come in will be spent on the schools in some way. That raised will be spent on shipping & transport within the UK and Zimbabwe, and additional items as deemed necessary by the schools.

At the school the intention is to have some kind of formal presentation of the goods with local dignatories such as the MP for Murewa, the local councillor for the ward as well as staff from both schools & invited guests/supporters.

I am currently getting the shipping and transport arranged. I intend to deliver the goods to the shippers in the next few weeks to arrive into Zimbabwe around the same time as I do.

As the donation of 7 PCs did not all have monitors/screens I have been sourcing others, and will have enough by the time we do the shipping. Looking at other possible donations or second hand items to add into the delivery.

All starting to come together…..

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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