Podcast 3 – Mr Walker in charge!


Welcome to our 3rd Friends of Pakati Podcast…this episode is mostly about my time as Acting Head of Pakati Secondary school in 1991. Once again I would like to thank our host & editor Bradley Mell for his efforts, and for offering to do these for us👍

Chris in 1991 – holding a baby crocodile at Victoria Falls

Episode 3 – Chris in charge from January to August 1991

If you would like to hear more about my time at Pakati Secondary school, have a listen to the first two podcasts here:


For those wanting to hear from others associated with Pakati schools, Episodes 4 & 5 are already recorded & edited…our first two guests are both involved with Friends of Pakati too. Both will be published in the coming weeks

Ep.4 has Lorraine Mapuranga as the guest, one of my former students, while Ep.5 features Bothwell Riside, who studied at both Pakati schools just a few years behind Lorraine. Both of them are good friends of mine, meeting up together at Lorraine’s home in Harare in 2019 – see below:

Latest on Fundraising

Once all the promised funds come in, we will have over £1700 in the bank towards the cost of transporting IT equipment out to Pakati schools in August/September this year.

Now that GET TIED UP FOR PAKATI is over we move on to the next event:

An Evening With….Iron Bru Podcast & Special Guests, including music by E.v.i.e.

Iron Bru are working on a guest speaker, most likely a former player, and hope to do the podcast live from the venue.

Food provided, raffle of memorabilia, merchandise stall

Day & Date: Saturday 9th July

Venue: Redbourne Club, Scunthorpe

In aid of Friends of Pakati


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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