A truly amazing day at Pakati …..part 1

Day 2: At Pakati for the celebrations

Mr Chifaka & Mr Walker

I met with the Head, Mr Cifaka, and we discussed all aspects of the day ahead. I also met with local dignatories including the local MP Hon. Mr Jonah Sewera, local councillor Alderman Isael Maliki and other councillors, Dr. Gurajane CEO of Murewa Rural District Council, Heads of local villgaes, School Development Committee members, local donors and supporters of development for women and girls organisation VaTonatsa members, along with staff from both schools.

Mr Walker and Hon. Mr Jonah Sewera, MP fir Murewa West constituency

Along with many parents, students from the Primary and Secondary were also present.

Mr Bothwell Riside with Mr Walker

Throught the day I was helped tremendously by my friend and host Mr Bothwell Riside. He translated throughout the proceedings with good grace and much aplomb.

Much more to follow…


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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