Our Very First PODCAST! (Blog Part 1)

This week’s big news here at Friends of Pakati is….our very first PODCAST!! I have just had a listen back to it, & am delighted with what I heard – so a massive THANK YOU to Bradley Mell for everything – I look forward to many more future episodes here on friendsofpakati.com

Here it is:

Hope you like it!

As we said in this first episode, we aim to include people involved with Friends of Pakati both here in the UK and in Zimbabwe, and other countries around the world.

Current plans are for interviews with Roj Rahman, a Scunthorpe businessman who has backed us from the early days; Stuart Pine from IT donors Stephenson Group; at least one of the two Pakati school Heads; some former students of Pakati wherever they might be; at least one other former teacher at Pakati.

David C Scott, the Author, and Roj Rahman

Following on from the podcast, yesterday, I met with Roj & with David C Scott. David, as I mentioned in the podcast, is the one who came up with the idea for GET TIED UP FOR PAKATI originally back in 2020. Those plans were scuppered by the Covid pandemic, but now have been resurrected for this year:

We will have a dedicated Gallery Page, and there is already talk of adding photos & clips on to our youtube channel http://Youtube.com/friendsofpakati after the event. We are also looking to create new content for the channel in the near future..

Well, that’s it for this first part of the blog…coming up in part 2 will be the latest updates from Pakati Primary school, courtesy of the Head, Mr Mahachi.




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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