This coming Saturday is our first major fundraising event – GET TIED UP FOR PAKATI

The basic idea is for football fans of Bradford City & Scunthorpe United going to the game between them on Saturday 23rd April to wear a tie, send us a photo/short video, and donate (at least) £1 to us via  – pics can come to us via email or a tweet to or even via

The question for fans is how to wear their tie….? Lots of options – see our page for some ideas – but I am sure people can find many other inventive ways to GET TIED UP FOR PAKATI!

We have a new page ready for the best examples we see from the game – so please send us your pictures! Many will get shared on social media, so please be aware that by sending them to us, or posting them yourselves, you are consenting to them being shared.

What is it all for I hear you ask? Well it is about this:

Helping us to get these computers…

….donated by this company…



…shipped out to these schools in Zimbabwe…

…so that these students…

….can learn more about IT & how to use it in the modern world, just like we can…the foundations of which are already in place thanks to our first delivery back in 2019.

Thank you!


We have two podcasts already released – and so please do catch up…

We have recorded 2 more episodes which will be published in the coming weeks. Episode 4 introduces our first guest, Lorraine Mapuranga, former student at Pakati, who tells us about what it was lije growing up in the area & going to school at the Secondary school. Its a fascinating story to hear!



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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