Please Get Computers to Pakati!

Hi everyone! Another important blog today from Friends of Pakati, it is a follow-on from the last post where we showed the new IT lab at the Secondary school.

New IT lab at Pakati Secondary school

In the last couple of weeks I have had information & photos from Mrs Munatswa, teacher at the school. She sent me the following message: “These tables will accomodate 24 computers. May you please source more computers & wifi for Pakati secondary”

The school is delighted with the IT lab, as students have been admiring it.

Students accompany Maths teacher Mr Shongorisho (in yellow shirt) in the IT lab

So what we need to do is raise more funds to allow us to have the donated computers out to the school. There is no timescale as such, just as soon as we csn raise enough money for transporting the goods, probably at least £1000.

Some of the IT equipment we have been promised

As it stands we have around £250 in the kitty, so we need to raise at least another £750 in the coming weeks. I have a small fundraiser at my work towards the end of this month which might raise another £50 or so.

Teacher Mrs Muatswa
Vice Chairperson of the School Development Committee Mrs Gezi & student Moreblessing Machimbe

Just recently in Zimbabwe there were elections, including local councils. The new Ward 14 councillor, Joakim Njenje, came to Pakati Secondary school to talk to the students.

Keep an eye out for more news from Friends of Pakati very 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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