Back in full swing this week!

Pakati Primary students back in class

Pakati Ptimary school: Teachers are all doing well, geared up and ready to go. They are always preaching the gospel of the pandemic. As for the parents a few are not taking the coronavirus guidelines seriously, but at school we have put in place adequate measures to ensure that everyone who enters the school premises is masked up and sanitized.

Form 4 learners at Pakati Secondary school, now are joined by all other age groups

Pakati Secondary school: Our students are back in school now, with all relevant protocols put in place to ensure the safety of staff and students during this Covid 19 situation. We will update on the situation very soon, with pictures and information as soon as we can. We are hampered by the lack of electrical power as reported recently here: https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/03/22/urgent-help-needed-power-supply-problems/

Mapangs Primary students return to learning

Mapanga Primary school: (Early March) Wearing of face masks, tempreture checks and washing of hands in all public areas remains mandatory. Unfortunately we won’t have electricity as our transformer was hit by lightning on the 6 th of January 2021. They don’t have our 33 kv in stock. We hope they will replace it as time progresses.

(Most recently) Learners ate now coming to school, but we have no electricity. We are waiting for a replacement, and it will take time

Chanetsa Secondary school sees its learners are back & ready for lessons once more


Chanetsa Secondary school: We started preparation to for opening schools by putting all the measures in place which we can to protect our learners and teachers from covid19. We also mprovise what ever we can. We have staff development meetings so that all teachers are well equiped with the covid information .This will allow us to protect the learners and ourselves from covid19 infection as a team. We are ready!


Friends of Pakati: We will continue to cover the return of students to Pakati and other schools in the Ward, and hope to hear of the return of the popular sports programmes soon.

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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