Our new boat is in the finishing phase and has been sent to Tanzania for paint finishing work and general manufacturing control.
The work was long considering the little means we had at our disposal but thanks to the external contributions the work is almost completed.
"Kiisharangi mambo itakuwa sawa !" exclaimed the captain of our boat. This sentence in Kiswahili means in English "After painting, things will go well".
Our new boat, combined with the new, more powerful engine (75 horsepower), that we want to purchase and the object of this great project will make our boat profitable.
This profitability will make the financial situation of our School good and it will allow us to provide for the School's needs (running costs, salary payment of the administrative and teaching staff) and to initiate other small projects for the well-being of the whole community of Kazimia.
We reiterate our appeal to our various donors, to support us and thank them warmly for their generosity.
Together let's build a peaceful and nokilling world.
The repair of our thirty-ton wooden boat is almost complete. The rotten boards in contact with the water were removed and replaced by new ones. There is only one-off work and painting (on order in Tanzania).
The stage at which we arrived is also due to the ASCOOAT (Cooperative Association of the Ship-owners of Lake Tanganyika) which provided us with a total of 80 boards. We thank them very much.
Our new boat combined with the new, more powerful (75 horsepower) and fast engine that we want to buy will make our boat safe and more efficient. The financial situation of our school will be good.
The captain of our boat sighs: "Tunachunga kwa furaha machine mpya na boti mpya". This Kiswahili sentence means in English that we’re waiting with joy a new engine and a new boat.
We warmly thank our donors for their generosity and support for the project of peace for the advent of a nonkilling society.
We are now at the end of the wooden boat repair. The repair consisted of the replacement of rotten wood in contact with the lake water by new and solid planks.
We admit that this operation took time because of lack of funds. A helping hand has just been given to us by the Cooperative Association of the Shipowners of Lake Tanganyika (ASCOOAT) which has just granted us 75 boards.
To this end, the principal repairer says "Tunashukuru sana ASCOOAT kwa mchango huyu mkubwa imetoa" This sentence in Kiswahili means in English "we thank ASCOOAT for their great contribution".
However, the objective of this beautiful project is to make the boat more efficient (75 horse power). It would be enormously pleasant that the purchase of this appropriate engine coincides with the end of repair work. What recipes for our school!
Let us hope for more donations so that our boat can be profitable and can support financially our pioneering nonkilling school.
After some time out of repair work on our wooden boat for lack of funds (work consisting of the replacement of wood worn by the water with new planks), the activities have just been resumed so that again, the flag Glenn Paige Nonkilling School'boat can still float on Lake Tanganyika.
However, this project involves the purchase of a new, high horsepower engine (75 horsepower) to efficiently sail our 30-ton boat. With the purchase of this new machine, we will be able to guarantee our own safety and make profitable our boat
We warmly thank our donors for their generosity and support the standard of peace for the advent of a nonkilling society.
During the period of armed confrontation (in February) between the armed group called "Yakutumba" and the government forces for the control and the administration of the region, our wooden boat of 30 tons under repair on the beach of Kazimia remained intact and well protected by all.
Indeed, the boat that ensures the traffic of people and goods on Lake Tanganyika between the different cities and towns of the Republic of Burundi, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo generates revenue for the proper functioning of the school (by the teachers' bonuses and the purchase of needy school materials).
After three years of navigation some boards in contact with the water rotted. It is now a question of replacing them with new ones.
However, this project involves the purchase of a new, high horsepower engine (75 horsepower) to efficiently sail our 30-tonne boat. With the purchase of this new machine, our boat will face stiff competition with the other boats that sail on the lake and will ensure its own safety.
We thank our various donors for their generous donations and continue to support us so that the project objective (purchase of a new and appropriate machine) is achieved.
We wish to receive suggestions so that we can improve further.
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