Welcome to a Friend of Pakati!

Today I was delighted to welcome ‘one of our own’ – former student at both Pakati schools – Bothwell Riside!

I met him at Manchester Airport this morning & here are the first photos…

Bothwell arrives & I have a gift for him!

Soon after arriving he was connecting to our wifi

Friends of Pakati friends

He didn’t feel too tired as he had slept quite well on his flights on the way here, so we went to Broadway mall in Bradford with my son Daniel.

We have a few things planned for his all-too-brief visit, so watch out for more in the next few days!


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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