Why support Friends of Pakati..?

Why indeed? Here is why I think it’s a great idea…both Pakati schools do their best to provide a good education to their students, but are often hampered by circumstances beyond their control. We want to help them improve what they can do, in terms of basic facilities that we take for granted here in the UK.

Our Vision (full details here: https://friendsofpakati.com/2020-vision-friends-of-pakati-the-project-continues/ ) explains our main aims, but briefly they are:

1. To help provide items such as IT equipment, internet access and other materials as required by both Pakati schools

2. Should funds permit, extending those in 1. to the three other named schools in the Ward

3. Should funds permit, provide scholarships to those deemed most in need

4. To help in other ways as deemed relevant/necessary


How to help? Here is how…

Donate money to Friends of Pakati either through http://Paypal.me/friendsofpakati or http://Gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati

Buy some merchandise! See https://friendsofpakati.com/merchandise/ for full details

Offer practical support by emailing friendsofpakati@gmail.com

Spread the word by sharing our posts on http://Facebook.com/Friends-of-Pakati or http://Twitter.com/friendsofpakati

Look out for us on Instagram @friendsofpakati where we post random daily photos of/from Pakati

Coming soon….

Watch out for our videos – will be publshed across social meda in the near future!


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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