Tuesday 25th February saw the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Pakati Secondary school, an event attended by senior school staff, School Development Committee (SDC) members, the local Councillor and several other members of the local community.
Discussions ranged over a number of important issues, some of which are of interest to friendsofpakati as they relate to our priorities. The SDC were present, and there have been some changes due to elections. Apparently more parents are keen to get involved in working for a better Pakati. I await the details, and will update on here when I hear more.
It was clear to all that further security was needed for the current staffroom, which doubles as a computer room. Funds were made available through Murewa Rural District Council (RDC) for this purpose.
One of the ways schools can generate either funds or food is by things like small scale developments, such as bee keeping, or as shown below, the intention by Pakati Secondary school to rear chickens. This is still early days but the fowl run has now been completed ready for use.
Another source of potential income is through a school tuck shop. It was still being built in September 2019, and is also now complete, waiting to be stocked.
During the celebrations for the handover of computers and sports gear, it became clear there were not enough toilet facilities available, as male and female staff were sharing what was there. The RDC CEO, Dr. Gurajane, promised to make funds available for a separate toilet to be built for female staff to use, and this has been completed too.
Councillor Israel Maliki tells me that capital is needed to get the tuck shop and fowl run up and running. Further to those mentioned above, and one of our priorities for this year, is the need for suitable printers. These would be used for printing exam/test papers as well as other daily needs.
I have now received some photos from the AGM and a little more information too.
One of the SDC members, the chairman, is Mr William Dzimauta