Weight loss update – week 6, Trachoma prevention, and still to come this week

In need of a little less weight…

Weight loss

Well the author has made it to the end of week 6 if his weight loss challenge. More good news! Another 1lb/0.5kg off…brings me down to 16st 9lbs, exactly 1 stone less than at the start. The idea is for people to promise/pay donations to http://gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati

106kg and falling….

Trachoma prevention

Monday 24th February 2020 – The following message was sent out across Murewa District, and picked up on the Ward14 Whats App group, of which the Author is a member:

Hello Everyone, Please note and share:

MOHCC MUREWA DISTRICT will be conducting MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR TRACHOMA

Trachoma is a disease that causes Blindness.


Dates – From 24-29 February 2020


Venues – Schools, Clinics, Hospitals and Outreach Points


Target Group – All ages (Everyone)


Key message – The medicines that will be given helps to prevent blindness in future. The target group is ‘Everyone in the District’.

Thank you

Still to come this week…

Two big stories this week are still being prepared…..

Firstly, Pakati Secondary school students success at athletics – details of the District competitions held recently at Murewa High School. Those successful athletes will compete next at Provincial level, to be held soon at Peterhouse College near Marondera.

Medal-winning students from Pakati
Secondary school

Secondly, the Secondary school AGM was held recently, and discussed a number of issues including ongoing and planned developments (many of which are of interest to friendsofpakati), also choosing new School Development Committee (SDC) members.

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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