News from Pakati Secondary School!

Hi everyone – I have been in touch with staff at Pakati Secondary School this week, and have some interesting news…please read on!

Administration Block

The school Administration Block has the staff room & offices for Heads of Department and Senior Staff.

First IT equipment being installed in 2019

However, when in 2019 Friends of Pakati succrssfully delivred the first few computers we had been donated, part of the staffroom eventually became home to them.

Pakati Secondary school students learning how to use computers

Since 2020, with ongoing problems around the Corona virus pandemic and erratic electricity supplies, the school could only provide a few IT lessons for the students.

Computer equipment we hope to send to Pakati schools

Now, as Friends of Pakati hope to send more IT to both Pakati schools, having helped the Secondary restore their solar power supply, they are upgrading the staffroom to be an IT suite. Work is now ongoing inside & out.

Work begins on the revamoed IT suite at Pakati Secondary school

It would be wonderful if we at Friends of Pakati can send more IT equipment to both of the Pakati schools for them to be used by more students, and have formal IT lessons – as required by the Curriculum, and for the benefit of the community at large.

More students learning IT at Pakati

Can you help us? Do you know someone who is willing to donate to support our efforts? If so, please point them towards our fundraising and/or

Thank you! Watch out for more news in the near future…


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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