Friends of Pakati – What Next?

Welcome dear friends!

After our recent hugely successful visit to both Pakati schools and the 3 others in Ward 14 of Murewa, the question now is, what do we as Friends of Pakati do next?

Great to meet the Head of Pakati Secondary school, Mr Chifaka, once again after 3 long years!

We recently posted about some of the things we could do seen here on our facebook page:

The above sets out what we would like to try & do, but not all of it is possible without a huge amount of effort & fundraising…which will be very difficult in the near future as the soaring cost of living worldwide limits what individuals & companies are willing or able to donate to charitable causes.

So that begs the next question – what can we do to maximise our fundraising?

Well, following our recent Consultancy Project with MBA students from the University of Huddersfield’s  Business School, there are some good ideas us try to attract more website visitors, social media folliwers, and ultimately, donors.

One of the key suggestions is a re-design of the website itself – – definitely something I intend to look at very soon!

There some changes & developments in our social medis presence, but also in areas such as fundraising & our merchandise.

So, the next question is – as a follower, donor, supporter – what do YOU think? Then a number of follow-up questions arise – What do YOU see as what our priorities should be? What do YOU want us to do to fundraise? How do YOU think we can improve our online presence?

Addressing the most important people for us – the students of Pakati schools

Please do respond! Email us at or contact us via a Direct Message on Twitter or Instant Message on Facebook http://Friends-of-pakati-110613601783878/





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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