Mapanga Solar Project – latest news

Friends of Pakati and VaTonatsa Foundation have joined together for the second time in a year. In 2020 we co-operated to provide revision materials for exam classes at all five schools in Ward 14, Murewa District (see full story here https://friendsofpakati.com/partner-organisations-and-joint-ventures/ ).

Now we have joined forces again, this time to help one of those schools once more, Mapanga Primary school. We reported recently about their power supply problems (see here https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/04/06/the-plight-of-mapanga-primary-school-not-far-from-pakati/ ), and decided to donate some of our own funds – US$100 – towards their target of just over US$2300. This would allow them to have solar power installed at the school.

Together we are happy to report donations have reached US$600.00 so far, more than a quarter of the total needed. Thank you/Tatenda to all who have contributed towards the project, every cent/penny raised is welcomed by Friends of Pakati, VaTonatsa Foundation and Mapanga Primary school👍

Please keep spreading the word, and lets hope others are willing to help. If you or someone you know wishes to donate, here is how:

Through http://Paypal.me/friendsofpakati or http://Gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati but remember to include the word Mapanga in the notes so I can keep the donations separate.

For donations in Zimbabwe, VaTonatsa Foundation FBC account number 1070244440127 Nelson Mandela Branch, or Ecocash to Varaidzo Mayenzanise 0775 012 162

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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