Update about things…

Following on from the recent blog ‘Coming up on friends of pakati very soon’, I have delivered on much of what was promised:

Launch of the Authors fundraising ‘event’ for this year – losing weight!

First day I had a weigh-in to show a starting point, and now I have also started walking again, similar to last year, around my local area of Bradford. The good news is that donations have started to come in once more, and already I have had a number of promises of more.

Bradford by night

Still waiting for confirmation of Debbie’s precise involvement in fundraising activities

Email from Debbie suggests she is looking to do a sponsored event, either walking, running or cycling in the Bristol area. All funds raised to go to friendsofpakati.com

Debbie in 1992

Pakati Primary school sends pictures from the first few days of Term 1

Mr Mahachi, Head of Pakati Primary school sent a number of photos this week of the start of the first term in 2020 for students and teachers alike.

Grade 4 learners in class

Former student revisits Pakati Secondary school

Lorraine Mapuranga went back to Pakati Secondary school for the first time since she completed Form 4 in 1992, and sent her report in recently.

Lorraine happy to be back….

I will continue to update the blog with all aspects of the project, from Zimbabwe and the UK, to keep followers, donors and interested parties involved throughout the year.

Key links are the usual http://gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati http://twitter.com/friendsofpakati http://facebook.com/Friends-of-pakati friendsofpakati@gmail.com

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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