Corona Virus – impact on Friends of Pakati

We are waiting to see if the football tournaments will go ahead in the Pakati area/District…

It would be foolish not to admit that things will continue as normal as Corona Virus has affected how the world works for the time being. It is clear that it will be months rather than weeks before things return to anything like normal. As a results, Friends of Pakati will be affected in terms of being able to fundraise as much or as quickly as planned, and will therefore be delayed in delivering on its priorities for 2020 – see for full details.

As previously mentioned already fundraising events here in the UK are being postponed or changed to online fundraising via social media – the best way to remain in touch. The fundraising remains ongoing!

To allow for this, and obviously this may itself change depending on how long it takes for things to get back to near normal, I am now looking at early 2021 for such a visit to happen, and therefore to have goods arrive shortly before I do, as last year. I am now aiming for late January/early February 2021, and until then, I wil keep the blog going in the meantime.

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In Harare yesterday a person has tested positive for Covid-19

As it stands, schools in Zimbabwe remain open, so Friends of Pakati will continue to report on life at Pakati with the help of the staff at both schools, und update you on any changes that may happen. There were reports of someone in Harare being taken to hospital having been found wandering the streets feeling ill, and confirmed as having Corona virus.

What Friends of Pakati is all about – IT in both schools

Stay safe everyone.


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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