Friends of Pakati Podcast No.2…

Welcome to the second Podcast for Friends of Pakati, and thanks once again to our host & editor, Bradley Mell for his efforts.

Chris as a member of the teaching staff at Pakati Secondary school in 1989

This one gives a bit more background to how I came to be at the school, some early experiences, and the day I was surprised! Enjoy….

In episode 3, we are hoping to cover a bit more of my experiences at the school & in the community, but also to have our first guest. She will be one of my former students, who came to Pakati Secondary in 1990 when I was her Maths teacher, and was there in 1991 (after I was surprised!)

Friends of Pakati contributor & supporter, former student at Pakati Secondary school from 1990-1992, Lorraine Mapuranga in 1991 (left, with her friend Chido) and in 2020.

There is a lot still to be discussed, and it will be great to hear from people associated with the school, be they as students, teachers, parents or local community members, plus those involved in various capacities with Friends of Pakati.

I managed to get another article in the local paper here in Bradford this week, about the fundraising event coming up soon…

I have added a new page where all our podcasts can be essily found in future, along with a new Gallery page ready for pictures sent to us regarding that upcoming fundraising event, to find out more please go to




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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