**Pakati Primary school updates**

This post is a brief follow-up to https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/08/06/pakati-primary-school-improvements/

My friend Mr Mahachi, Headmaster of Pakati Primary school, has just sent me further pictures of the developmenst of the ECD (Early Childhood Development) block.

Pakati Primary school, September 2019

Mr Mahachi has told me that they are still waiting for confirmation of the date for re-opening folliowing further Covid restrictions being put in place a few weeks ago. During this period they have taken the opportunity to work on the ECD block.

The schools at Pakati, like so many other rural schools in Zimbabwe, use local trades people whenever thay can, not least because they serve the communities in which they are based.

Below are the pictures I received earlier today, showing the interior of the ECD block being painted with the first coat of paint this week.

I look forward to seeing any further developments at either Pakati school in the coming months!


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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