Today, Thursday 28th November, two of Pakati Secondary school staff were invited to the Primary school to witness a key annual meeting – the Budgetting Plan for 2020. A similar event is due at the Secondary next week.
Pakati Primary Head Mr Mahachi was joined by the local councillor Alderman Israel Maliki to address the members of the local community who were in attendance.
The meeting covered a variety of issues regarding school finances, and there was concern regarding the economic problems currently besetting Zimbabwe.
I remember talking to Mr Mahachi in September, and he told me there was a budget in last years plan to buy IT equipment, but as fees raised had not met expectations, that meant other priorities were met before IT.
Following the success of this project to provide a limited number of computers to both Pakati schools, the next concern relevant to FriendsofPakati would naturally be two-fold: 1) provide more computers if possible, and 2) connecting the schools to the internet.
This raises important questions:
What should FriendsofPakati do to help?
Which should the priority be – more computers or internet connection?
Could we do both?
How can we fundraise to help Pakati schools?
What FriendsofPakati needs now are ideas, suggestions, offers of help in whatever way possible. Please let us know your thoughts – to contact us see contacts page at the top of this home page.