2 Fundraising updates!

Friends of Pakati is currently involved in two separate fundraising campaigns, and I though it useful to bring everyone up to date with both. Firstly though, a brief outline of the two campaigns would be useful, each followed by the current status of funds raised.

Friends of Pakati has, since 16th January this year, been running its own campaign – PC’s to PAKATI https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/01/13/pcs-to-pakati/

So far, we have now raised a total of £728.83 towards our goal, with a mixture of donations and sales of merchandise helping us on our way – see https://friendsofpakati.com/merchandise/ for more details.

To donate, please use either http://Paypal.me/friendsofpakati or http://Gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati

Our second campaign is part of a joint venture with a partner organisation, VaTonatsa Foundation. See https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/04/06/the-plight-of-mapanga-primary-school-not-far-from-pakati/ for full details. We are hoping to help one of Pakati’s neighbouring schools regain an electricel power supply, this time solar powered.


As can be seen below, thus far we have jointly raised US$600 towards the total required of US$2260, the cost of installation.

To donate, please use either 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 that money separate.


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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