At Pakati…finally!

Day 1 – from Harare to Pakati

African roads seem to go on forever…

I arrived at Pakati on Thursday 26th September, after a journey of around 2 hours from Harare, via Musami.

At Musami…just 15km to go….

As I arrived at the school signpost I was warmly greeted by members of the Njenje family.

A very warm welcome indeed

I then proceeded to the Secondary school, where I was greeted the the staff and students. We took the goods into the staffroom, then unrwapped them all.

We then set up one of the PC’s to check things were working ok

Mr Mugove Chifaka, Head of Pakati Secondary school inspectng the goods
Mr Chizenya, trying out the equipment
for the first time

Delighted to see that every item arrived safely. Then everything was safely stored in the Administration block, ready for the celebration event next day and the setting up of the goods at both schools ready for use.

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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