School term ends across Zimbabwe….plus things still to come

Today schools have closed across Zimbabwe for the Christmas break (and therefore Summer Holidays – it is in the Southern Hemisphere!).

Mr Chizenya, busy preparing his reports yesterday

Today Pakati students will have received their reports from their teachers, to take home to their families.

While the preparation for reports has been going on for some days…..

School Clerk Mr Nehanda helping to prepare reports for teachers to complete with marks and comments

….School Development Committees have been discussing pressing issues….

Some members of PakatiSDC at Pakati yesterday

…while some students have been entertaining themselves on the school laptop!

Still to come in future posts:

More articles on development projects in the area

A review of the year at Pakati

Where this project goes in 2020

More personal stories & pictures from people associated with Pakati & the community


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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