THANK YOU for the Donation to friendsofpakati.com

Pesentation -Saturday 31st August 2019
Photo by Damon Campion

Above is the picture of Mr Jim Rodwell, CEO of Scunthorpe United, presenting the author with one of the extra shirts being donated by the club. Following on from the blog posted on 31st August, I have further updates regarding donations.

Scunthorpe United Chairman Peter Swann is about to live up to his promise to match what has been raised through the http://gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati fundraising page. As of Friday, 30th August the total stood at £1380.00 and later this week, that same sum is to be donated by Mr Swann. On behalf of both Pakati schools and the local community, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU!!

The donation will go to buy further IT equipment (some of it in-country in the coming weeks), and pay for further goods plus the shipping and transport from here to Pakati. There are still ongoing sales of football shirts which are still going to add to the total, some of which I will collect before my forthcoming trip to Zimbabwe. The visit will include transporting of the items recently shipped, from Harare to Pakati, a distance of about 50 miles. It will be a working visit for several days, including a welcome event, unpacking, sharing between the Primary and Secondary schools, helping to set up at both schools, discussions/interviews with staff and pupils, plus an assembly at both schools. I am hoping to be involved in a lesson or two as well, not limited to IT. I will post stories, videos and photos when I can, and promote it all on http://twitter..com/friendsofpakati and on http://facebook.com/Friends-of-pakati

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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