Pakati Secondary: Zonal athletics competition, and using IT..


Tomorrow -Friday 31st January – sees the first of many sports competitions in 2020, the Zonal Athletics event at St. Pauls Secondary school sports arena at Musami, some 15km away.

As a result, sports coaches at the participating schools are putting their students through their paces. Pakati is no different. Mr Magabaza and Mr Chizenya have been taking training sessions on Tuesday of this week, with more today.

Shot Put

The athletics competitions have seen great success for Pakati over the years, with students reaching the District, Provincial and even National competitions in the past. Good luck to all those from Pakati who compete this year!

High Jump – need to try again!
High Jump – success!


Pakati Primary and Secondary schools are keen to get the most from the computers donated last year by the Stephenson group from Leeds, and those bought from donated money to

Students here are shown using the school laptop & setting up the desktop PC’s for use earlier this term.

Students playing games…
PC’s donated last year in use at the Primary school

If we can get more funds and computers donated, we can turn Pakati schools into a hub for the community. Add internet and printers, then porper IT lessons can happen too. More security is also needed, along with books and furniture. Thats what more donations will do for Pakati schools. Please help…


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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