‘Thank you Scunthorpe United’ – video from Friends of Pakati

I am delighted to be able to release this video, a first for Friends of Pakati! See further downhis page..

We wanted to make the video last year, when the schools were gearing up for inter-school sports competition. The Primary school sent us the pictures of the first time their sports students got to use the donated football shirts from http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk

The resulting blog post proved very successful, getting over 900 views in total – see https://friendsofpakati.com/2020/02/17/pakati-primary-new-sports-tops-on-show-as-they-prepare-for-the-zonal-sports-competition/ -a record for us.

The students wanted to thank the club for the shirts, but plans were put on hold soon after by the Corona Virus outbreak worldwide. Only recently have the two Pakati schools returned to normal lessons, and restrictions mean sports activities are very limited.

Now, thanks to the efforts of the Head of the Primary, Mr Mahachi, and the Sports Director Mr Chorichi, we gathered some short videos of  students wearing the shirts and playing fotball for fun. I got my son Daniel to help, and the club has added their message, with a comment by Rob Noble, Head of Marketing, Ticketing and Retail (& also the club’s Supporter Liaiason Officer) at Scunthorpe United (below). I want to thank Rob for his kind words in the video.

All of the material was edited together by a friend, Jim Coulson, to create the finished product. So, many thanks to all involved in the creation of this short video, which will also see us debut on YouTube all being well.

Enjoy (but don’t forget the message – https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/01/13/pcs-to-pakati/ get our PC’s to Pakati)!

Please donate to us via http://Paypal.me/friendsofpakati or http://gofundme.com/friends-of-pakati


If you need any video content editing, the Jim is the man to call on – see his links for details:









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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