Computers update: help to set them up, and additional items

Today I am getting more help from my youngest son Daniel. He is trying out each individual machine, linking to our home internet, and adding free internt security plus a Microsoft-compatible set of free office software.

Testing every cable, mouse, monitior and keyboard.

Dan is hard at work on the Pakati IT equipment

Using some of the funds raised, I have been to local PC and laptop repair shops to search out suitable items to add to the collection. I found another PC at a decent price, plus a laptop too.

I have a neighbour who is also willing to donate a laptop which I hope to pick up tomorrow, and he may have 2 more by this weekend when I intend to take everything to the shipping company.

We will take a look at the laptops before definitely adding them to the list of goods.


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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