Books needed!

Friends of Pakati are looking to support an initiative by one of our partner organisations – VaTonatsa Foundation – who are looking for book doantions.

Back in 2020 during the early part of the pandemic, we at Friends of Pakati entered a joint venture with VaTonatsa, to provide study materials for exam-class students in 5 schools in Ward 14, Murewa district – see

Now we want to help this latest appeal. On facebook this week VaTonatsa have been asking for books for children ages 3 to 18, including textbooks and novels. Already they have begun to receive gifts within Zimbabwe for their campaign, and hope for many more.

Do you have any suitable books you can give? Do you know any friends or family who might have books or stationery items spare they are willing to donate? Are there any schools who might have spare materials? Please get in touch with us a if anyone can help.

It is always good for organisations like Friends of Pakati and VaTonatsa Foundation to collaborate when their interests overlap, something I can see happening again in the future.


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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