Success, Joy ! These words have characterized the school year 2014-2015 that just ended to Glenn Paige School Nonkilling this July 2, 2015.
The facts speak for themselves :
- About 225 students who completed the year, 207 were successful and go to the next class (for a success rate of 92%).
- Teachers went on vacation encouraged and happy to have been paid their salaries from previous years ($ 2,000). Here, we greatly appreciate Global Giving for facilitating this successful operation.
Evidenced that said Msambya , Headmaster , "Tunapenda kweli Global Giving kwa kazi Nzuri inayotendea wakaazi Kazimia" a Kiswahili sentence that means in English "We really like Global Giving for the good work it does to Kazimia Community "
The school year closing ceremony happened in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere between teachers, parents, students , various spectators and ended with a visit to the construction site.
- We note with satisfaction the resumption of the construction of our new building after a time of shortage of cement in the region. Work is progressing well and construction materials are stored.
We thank our donors for allowing us to build this school dedicated to peace. Pionneering Nonkillig course taught at school make a difference.
We will be proud receive suggestion to Improve the quality of our work. Thank you to all.
In the third quarter of the school year, classes are going well at the Glenn Paige Nonkilling School in Kazimia, Fizi. The region is experiencing a lull after a very bloody confrontation between Governmental forces and Rebel combatants at Misisi (40 km from Kazimia) where dozens of people were killed. Displaced persons continue to take refuge at Kazimia where their children are regularly enrolled in the school.
What has been told with humor by Justine Kashindi (Teacher of the 4th form) "Babo barwanyi bachwe isoma mahikecho y'isa rwana wetu balee bita". This Kibembe sentence means in English "These combatants should come to study the course of nonviolence to our school to give up with war option."
The completion of the walls ahead slowly for lack of cements. The supply is difficult and prices have doubled in the parallel market. But we continue to purchase and store other construction materials including bricks, planks, sheets and nails.
We sincerely thank our donors worldwide for their donations. We greatly appreciate their generosity: some contribute to the construction of new buildings; others add a self-financing option to the School. It is in this latter context, a donor has offered us a boat of 32 tons for the transportation of goods and people across Lake Tanganyika.The boat is currently using a low power motor (55 horses power). What makes it slow. We plan reinforce the boat's ability to sail well. We hope that our Friends will support us in this wonderful initiative "Boat Business".
We will be proud to receive suggestions to improve the quality of our work. Thank you to all.
Tomorrow is class returned to Glenn Paige Nonkilling School after the Holidays season. This also coincides with a lull in the region; the constant confrontations between Mayi Mayi combatants and Governmental Forces (FARDC) are subsided without being a general cease-fire.Bricks, cement bags and other materials are well arrived in Kazimia with our new boat funded by the Center For Global Nonkilling. The masons started concreting the walls. But the work was slow because of the lack of cement and its vertiginous rise price in our region.Meanwhile, the boat began transporting boards to be used in the roof. The boat is an important contribution in building by its permanent availability and easing transportation costs for us. As noted by Mr. Msambya Mwanue, Headmaster : “Les travaux de construction vont s’accélerer à cause de la disponibilité de notre boat pour le transport de matériaux” French sentence that means “The construction work will accelerate because our boat carries materials at any time".
At the beginning of new year 2015 :
We sincerely thank all the donors who support this work. The grains sowed will come out certainly the land to feed a generation that will build a humanity awakened to knowledge, to peace, to the global non-violence. The merit of our donors, they are the builders of this world we dream.We thank warmly Global Giving Foundation, for the wonderful work he does in the service of humanity and the joy he spreads among all peoples around the world.
On behalf of the Kazimia Community, 270 current students, Teaching personnel and myself, we wish our donors, the Global Giving, a wonderful and healthy 2015.
And thank you for your suggestions for improving our activities. Again, Happy New Year all.
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.
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