Electricity fully Restored!

As we have reported in earlier posts, all electrical power to Pakati Secondary school was recently lost (see https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/03/22/urgent-help-needed-power-supply-problems/) though Solar power was recently fixed (see https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/03/30/power-to-pakati-update/) leaving just the mains supply.

It is great to report that power has now been fully restored at Pakati Secondary school! Engineers from the national energy suppliers, ZESA (Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority), came out to the school this week to repair the connection.

They came in their truck on Wednesday 31st March. Below is the picture of why they were needed – the supporting pole had come down, severing the connection to the school.

The ZESA officals also addressd the issue of electricity and safety to all studentd present at Pakati Secondary school, see below.

Coming up next….

Latest pictures and information on the re-opening of Pakati Secondary school, courtesy of Head Teacher, Mr Mugove Chifaka & Deputy Head, Mrs Tinashe Pindura


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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