The 2014-2015 school year has begun at the Glenn Paige Nonkilling School. Many inhabitants fled to Kazimia , following numerous confrontations that have occurred recently in the area between the Mayi Mayi Combatants and Governmental Army (FARDC) .This increases the number of students at the school . Glen Paige Nonkilling School is an appropriate institution , which allows the people victim of war (without resource) to be able to educate their children. The school truly fulfills its role . Asukulu Lubomo a recent displaced person from war stated in these terms " Kupitia Masomo Hiyi , sisi wakimbizi wa vita , tutaweza kusomesha watoto wetu " This Kiswahili sentence means in English "Through this school , we moved from war can to educate our children. "
We regret that our Yamaha engine 55 horsepower , which serves as a self- funding to pay teachers , was requisitioned by the Governmental Army fighting against the rebels combatants from May to September 2014. This deprived the School of essential revenue.We thank the Center for Global Nonkilling (Hawaii) who just donate us a big wood boat which will be sailed by the engine .As for the construction , we just bought bricks, cement bags in Uvira and we expect our boat ,under repair, to transport this construction material to Kazimia .
We thank our donors for their support to our cause. They accomplish a noble and memorable work. Their names will be engraved forever for the welfare of Congolese youth and especially Kazimia children.
We will be proud to receive suggestion to Improve the quality of our work. Thank you to all.
The construction of Glenn Paige Nonkilling School is progressing well. The first block building has large rooms, large windows and airy. The location is superb, far from the noise of the village and offers a perfect setting for learning. We are surround the site by a hedgerow trees.
At the day of the end of school year , 2013-2014 ,on July 2, a crowd of people came to attend the ceremony and took the opportunity to visit our site. Among the visitors, Ms. Neema Celestine, grandmother of a 4th form student exclaimed : "Byumba bya masomo byachunda na byachelela" Kibembe language spoken at Kazimia that means in English "Rooms are spacious and suitable for our children."
At present, we are out of stock equipment. We are buying bricks, cement in large quantities (20,000 bricks, 30 bags of cement) at Uvira (large regional supply center) for a good return transport costs. We expect to receive this material by mid-October at Kazimia.
We thank our Donors for allowing us to build this school dedicated to peace. Nonviolence course taught at school makes a difference in the region. Even the armed group Yakutumba , active in the region, speak for it with respect. We thank also Global Giving for excellent and humanitarian work he does. Thanks to you for joy, love and life bursting out at Kazimia.
Your suggestions and ideas to improve our work are welcome. Thank you to all.
The walls ‘elevation of the first block of our school (wich called "Glenn Paige Nonkilling School" in honor of Professor Glenn Paige, on the occasion of his 80th birthday) continues and tends to end.
Work progress is visible and real, windows emerge; despite the challenges we face mainly due to the failure of construction materials stock. This is mainly due to the remoteness of our construction site Kazimia (from major traders centers) but also by a lack of regular transport on Lake Tanganyika. (Kazimia is now reachable only by boat on the lake). This has suggested to Mr Mabwe Silas, chief district Katondje where is built the School "Ijapokuwa matofali na sima binatoka mbali, kazi ya majengo inaendelea vizuri" ( Kiswahili language and means in English "despite as bricks and cement from a far, construction is progressing well”).
This progress we owe to the different generous donors around the world who give the best of themselves so that our children have a healthy and solid education. We expect these children to be elements of change for building a new world, a world without murder. Yes, anonkilling society is possible.
For this work can proceed, advice and suggestions are welcome. To all, we wish a Happy Easter and much blessings.
The construction work of Glenn Paige Nonkilling School is a modern school, nicely spaced and viable follows its normal course. Certainly, Kazimia is a remote village from the major traders centers and supplies and it can be reached periodically by boat on the Lake Tanganyika. In spite of suffering sometimes with the insufficient of the construction material (especially the cement)and the exceptional rains at the area, the work is progressing quite well. Now, we continue to raise the walls; so the elevation of the first block wall is almost completed. We believe that we are up to the goal we set for the funds received, as noted by Mwanue Msambya (Head Teacher of the School) : 'Majengo yanaendelea vizuri na masomo yetu ni hakika' (Kiswahili language that means : The construction is quite good and our dream becomes a reality). The accomplishment of Kazimia population dream is the work of different generous donors around the world, who have been touched by the serious situation of DR Congo children. We beg them to find here our deep gratitude. This work will outlive us and make the difference in the world : to bring children doomed to mediocrity of misery and hate, to become the center of non-violence and radiating the African Great Lakes Region by sparks of love, humanism and development. We will be proud to receive suggestions to improve the quality of our work. Joyful, Peaceful and Healthy New Year to all.
Our construction project « Glenn Paige Nonkilling School » progressing well. The 2013-2014 school year coincide with the arrival, by boat, of new construction materials (15 000 bricks, 13 bags of cement and 8 bars of iron concrete). Students and people rushed to the port to welcome with joy the equipment.
“Boti yose ekyulé, byacwa manga” (The boat is full, a lot of material coming) exclaimed with emotion Mwaliasha (a former student of the school , now in secondary school elsewhere.
Certainly, we recognize that the material has a bit late arriving to the site (Kazimia). This is due to lack of cement in the region and the difficulties related to the availability of means of transport (traffic is once a month and there is a lot of loads to be transported).
Now construction resumed however disturbed by long days of heavy rains. The next report will show, through photos, this significant progress.
We sincerely thank our generous donors around the world for support this work. A work for children who have suffered from the war. It is a pride for our donors to provide them with decent local school. Our wish is to see “Glenn Paige Nonkilling School” dressed in his pretty and clean clothes (buildings) radiate, shine in this region of killings darkness and bring sweet and heat rays of nonkilling.
Your suggestions and advice will help us to accomplish our tasks. Love and peace.
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