Announcement by Friends of Pakati

Greetings everyone!

Pakati Secondary school, 1990

Friends of Pakati has decided that, following discussions with key stakeholders in Zimbabwe, to pause posting new material. This is because of th upcoming elections in Zimbabwe, due on 23rd August 2023.

We are a non-political organisation, which allows us to work in the area of Ward 14, Murewa District, as long as we follow local protocols.

Once the election is over, we can return to reporting on the two Pakati schools as we seek to continue to support them & their students as we have since 2019.

In the meantime, we will report things which are more UK based news, such as local fundraising, interviews with key supporters, as well as covering things we have done or published previously. We will of course maintain our social media presence too.


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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