Learn about our Podcast host (and more about the Author)

Today I am releasing 2 audio files…here is why!

Not long ago, we recorded our first vlog, available here – https://friendsofpakati.com/2022/05/22/something-new-some-news/ – and we have now recorded a second Vlog! Unfortunately…the file is quite large, so when Bradley Mell – our host – sent it to me, it came as just an audio file.

In the vlog, we learn more about Brad, the newest member of the Friends of Pakati team. Have a listen, before moving on to Podcast 9, which is what Brad had intended to discuss on the vlog! You will see what I mean…

Officially, below is our 9th podcast, and it covers more about my time as Acting Head of Pakati Secondary school in 1991, and some of what I did after leaving. Listening back, perhaps I should have said something about how I felt about leaving…no doubt Brad will pick up on it in a future podcast.

Here are the pictures I took as slides mentioned it the audio above:

Pictures show the school celebrating the official opening of the water project (ZBC & British High Commission vehicles trying to shade from the sun), and students helping staff to put up the fencing, all under the watchful eye of the Head, Mr Samakomva.

Good news!

Just this week I met with the MBA students at Hudderfiled University Business School who are doing their consultancy project with Friends of Pakati. Updates soon!



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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