Pakati settles in to the ‘new normal’

It is now a few weeks since students returned to school across Zimbabwe. Thanks to Deputy Head Mrs Pindura, here are some photos and information about what it is like at Pakati Secondary school now.

As can be seen here, the students are able to maintain good hand hygene at various different points around the school.

Classes are in full swing, and social distancing is being adhered to at all times in the classrooms.

Mrs Chingoriwo with her form 2 Agriculture class – all are wearing masks.

A form 4 student in Mr Chizenya’s History class doing a presentation.

Form 3 students in Mr Ediyeti’s Building class doing their thing.

It is great to see the school back in action, the staff doing their best, in difficult circumstances, to provide a good education to the students.

Almost ready…

Our first video is almost completed…

Find out who this man is, and what he has to say about the Author of Friends of Pakati when the video is released sometime next week!

Our second video is being prepared also…here is a taster of what might be in this one!

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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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