For the second time this year, I recently took the opportunity to talk about Friends of Pakati on my local radio station – Bradford Community Broadcasting – BCB – to raise the profile of our fundraising efforts in April this year. For more information read here – https://friendsofpakati.com/get-tied-up-for-pakati-3/ but also please listen to both broadcasts below.
My thanks today therefore go to presenter Dom Burch, who has become a supportive friend of Friends of Pakati! Great to see him enjoying his tea in one of our mugs & proudly wearing our badge.
So, please have a listen to the interview here, slide forward to 33 minutes in and you will hear more about what we are doing after some music, and what we have already done for/at Pakati:
At the end, I hoped to hear my favourite Zimbabwean song, but the version they found although still great, wasn’t quite the one I had always loved, so here is the version that will be familiar to many:
Here is also my earlier broadcast in late January, where you can slide forward to 28 minutes to hear my first interview on BCB:
It’s clear that we hope to get as many people involved on the day, and I am delighted to have local media involved in both Bradford (where I live) and Scunthorpe (where I am from).
Why are we doing all this? Well, it is for children like these seen below from Pakati Primary school, recently sent to me by the Head, Mr Mahachi (above).
Mr Gonye in the computer room with his grade 6 class.
Madam Mandingaisa teaching her ECD A class
A grade 2 class in session
There are more pictures & information to come from the Primary school very soon!