Podcast 7 – Pastor Aggie Fombo in full flow!

Welcome to our 7th Podcast, hosted once more by Friend of Pakati Bradley Mell & myself. This time we feature someone who has often contributed articles to us, and has been very supportive of our endeavours – Pastor Rev Aggie Fombo Maravanyika!

Here she tells us about her time at Pakati Primary school, later when she was in South Africa, then her return to Zimbabwe in 2019. She speaks openly about her faith, her ministering, and her work with the disadvantaged & disabled children through her charity work in the Old Mutare farming area.

Bradley & I really enjoyed conducting this interview, so the best thing to do now is to hear Aggie in her own words…

Below are some photos from Aggie to help us illustrate her story. At the foot of it all are details of some of our potential participants in future podcasts

Below is a short video from Aggie’s Charity work, the Vanopaishe Foundation

Much of what Aggie has discussed can be seen in our photo gallery above, but some also can be found in her previous contributions here at Friends of Pakati:




Some of the possible future Podcast guests:

Stuart Pine, IT Manager for the Stephenson Group from Leeds, key donors of IT to Friends of Pakati, seen above with the Author

Former Deputy Head of Pakati Secondary school, Tinashe Pindura, seen above with the Author, September 2019

Roj Rahman, seen above between the Author & his son, a businessman in Scunthorpe who is a keen supporter & sponsor of Friends of Pakati

…and a pleasant surprise for me recently was being contacted by a former colleague in 1989 – front row, second from the right – Laston Murwira!

There is also a second video of the Author & podcast host Bradley Mell, likely to come out soon, where I turn the tables on Brad & interview him! We are planning a third one though, as there are things he wants to discuss with me – developments at the school when I was there, my time in Botswana, my MA for example.

Finally, in other news, I hear a Friend of Pakati is due to visit the two Pakati schools tomorrow & will send me some photos & updates to put out on the blog.


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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