Where to begin? Well after the extraordinary events at Pakati, I then stayed in Harare and around. My principal host in Harare was Donna, in Marlborough, where the computers had been delivered to and stored. She lives with her two boys, TJ and Kuku. As with Bothwell in the previous post, they were wonderful hosts. I cannot thank them enough for their hospitality under the challenging circumstances.
The next few pictures are concentrated on the Secondary school at Pakati….
The next few photos show some of the other people I have met, either old friends or new.
There were so many more people I met, but the Njenje family greeted me on arrival near the school signboard….but then I am one of them after all.
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 14 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.
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