Update on fundraising!

Even during these difficult times, it is heartwarming to find there are still people generous enough to donate funds to Friends of Pakati. These have been in two main ways: donations, and sales of merchandise. Can you or anyone you know do the same? Here is where to donate:

http://Paypal.me/friendsofpakati or http://gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati

During February, we have raised a total of £273, made up of £33 in sales of merchandise and £240 in donations. What this means is that, as of 28th February 2021, this year we have raised a total of £498. If you see our map below, the chart shows how much progress we have made towards our target of £5340. What it also shows is that we have passed our first two milestones of London and Paris on our way from Bradford to Pakati.

Bradford to London———————172———-Total——–172——–22/01/2021

London to Paris————————-214———-Total——–386——–26/02/2021

Total so far: 498 – meaning we are 112 miles out from Paris, 317 from our next target, Cannes

Paris to Cannes—————————-429————————–815

Cannes (France) to Cagliari———-318————————-1133

Cagliari (Sardinia) to Tunis———-371————————-1505

Tunis (Tunisia) to Tripoli————-228————————-1732

Tripoli (Lybia) to Sabha—————411————————-2143

Sabha (Lybia) to Abeche————–902————————-3045

Abeche (Chad) to Yalinga————-532————————-3577

Yalinga (CAR) to Kisangani———-435————————-4012

Kisangani (DRC) to Lubumbashi–796————————-4808

Lubumbashi (DRC) to Ndola———120————————4928

Ndola (Zambia) to Harare————367————————5295

Harare (Zimbabwe) to Pakati———45————————5340

Pakati

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See our up to date financial situation here on our page https://friendsofpakati.com/income-expnditure-monthly-information/

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Merhandise – latest happy customers!

Hopefully we will have more satisfied customers in the near future👍

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 have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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