Friends of Pakati News!

Friends of Pakati has been spreading its wings recently, with a number of new things going on…for example, we can now be found at where I daily post a random photo from Pakati schools and the surrounding area, along with occasional links to the blog. Below is today’s latest example:

We also were involved in a live facebook chat recently – see from about 3 minutes in to the video here

Now, our latest venture is on YouTube, the video sharing site… Just go onto YouTube, search for friendsofpakati and subscribe to our channel…it is free to join, and you can see any videos we have posted! There are out-takes from the ones we are producing, as well as short videos sent by the school which we use here on the blog. I have just added the one form our recent blog so I hope word will get around.

If you can help support us, then you can donate to

I am hearing from someone who would like to be our first regular, monthly donor – Zimbabwean now living in the UK. If this comes to fruition, I will let you kmow here & on

Or you can buy some if our goods – see

Just like my Dad did!


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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