An update on funds & fundraising

Greetings everyone! Today I will just bring you up to date on our fundraising & where we stand financially.

We currently have a couple of regular donors every month, plus others who give when they can. In July this year we had to pay out to maintain the website, & this took a large chunk of our funds (costing £288). We currently have just over £280 in our account.

Friends of Pakati website

Recently at the office where I work we had a Dress Up/Dress Down day, & colleagues paid a small amount. We collected over £70, but will publish the full amount during next week when it is added to our paypal account

At work on the Dress Up day with my colleague Shak

I also just heard from Debbie Chadbon this weekend that she is once again having a stall at a local fayre/market. Earlier this year she had managed to raise £50 for Friends of Pakati by selling some of our merchandise as well as some of her home made jam & cakes.

Debbie at her stall earlier this year raising funds for Friends of Pakati

These should boost our funds to around £400 or a little more. Should anyone wish to donate to us, please use either or

Coming soon:

• More information from Mr Chifaka as he settles in his new role at Macheke High school

• News on a departure from Pakati Primary school

• Updates from new Head at the Secondary Mr Chizenya


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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