Podcast 10 – featuring Vari Mayez – plus a teaser…

Welcome to this week’s blog!

Today we release our 10th podcast, with thanks once again to our host & editor, Bradley Mell.

Vari Mayez with our very own Lorraine Mapuranga at VaTonatsa Foundation offices in Harare

Our featured guest is none other than Vari Mayez, CEO & Founder of our partner organisation, VaTonatsa Foundation. We featured them in last week’s blog – catch up here: https://friendsofpakati.com/2022/07/24/friends-of-pakati-vatonatsa-foundation-working-together-again/

Having read that, here is the podcast to listen to & enjoy!

Please do have a listen to our previous podcssts here: https://friendsofpakati.com/friends-of-pakati-podcasts/

Discussions are currently ongoing about what we plan to do, including around my visit to Pakati in Seotember, but we are waiting to hear about a potential development which might affect our plans again! More to follow as soon as we find out.


Just been advised of a new donation…coming from a school in my home town of Scunthorpe, via a family member of a Friend of Pakati….hoping to have much more to report next week!



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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