Pakati Primary School Improvements

I recently had some photos sent to me by Mr Mahachi, Head of Pakati Primary. He had been telling me about some work being done at the school, in particular to the Early Childhood Development (EDC) block.

Mr Mahachi & the Author, September 2019

This was the message he sent to me, in response to a query I had regarding the re-opening of schools:

“We have completed plastering the new ECD block and we are planning to paint it before schools open using Beam funds (a local initiatuve). No official dates yet for reopening. We were just asked to prepare for reopening.”

The work is being done by tradesmen from the local community. Below are the pictures he sent.

He is promising me more when the painting is finished. So far so good though!




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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