IT and Classroom life at Pakati Primary school

Once more I have Mr Chorichi to thank for the following pictutes and information from the Primary school.

This young learner getting his first taste of IT is called Godknows Chifaka of Grade 6 – the son of Mugove Chifaka, Head of Pakati Secondary school

Back in September 2019, you may recall that 5 computers (4 Pc’s and 1 Laptop) were each delivered to both the Primary and Secondary schools at Pakati.

Mercy Gombera, Grade 4 student clearly delighted to ger her first chance to use computers

Both schools have been using them to introduce their students to computers for the first time. This brings them into line with Government requirements to help students use IT as part of classroom life.

With the promise of more computers to come – see https://friendsofpakati.com/2020/02/15/great-news-for-pakati-schools/ to find out more – then it can only be a good thing for more students at both schools, and their teachers too.

Grade 6 Maths class at Pakati Primary school, with teacher Mr Mupayikwa

General conditions in class for most students are rudimentary, and the school reports a shortage of equipment. Friends of Pakati are keen to help both schools where we can, but it requires financial assistance – please visit http://gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati to donate.

Grade 6 Maths students

These keen learners deserve a better learning environment, the teachers would love to do more for their students but are hampered by the shortages described above. To find out more about how to help, please contact friendsofpakati@gmail.com

Grade 3 learners

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Primary students at Pakati and across Zimbabwe are hungry to learn – the communities value education very highly and see it as a way out of poverty for their children

One of the priorities this year for Friends of Pakati is to try and get help with classroom furniture, as Government now requires seating with back support – see our priorities https://friendsofpakati.com/2020-vision-friends-of-pakati-the-project-continues/– and as recently provided to some students at nearby Mapanga school – see https://friendsofpakati.com/2020/02/14/locally-supported-development-in-the-areas-close-to-pakati/

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 14 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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