Our boat arrived from Tanzania where it has just been painted. After some administrative formalities, it will begin navigation on Lake Tanganyika. It ensures the movement of people and goods between the natural harbor of Kazimia and different ports of Rumonge (Burundi), Kigoma (Tanzania), Uvira, Baraka and Kalemie (DR Congo).
Of course, it also provides traffic for local markets (Yungu, Ubwari, Talama and Wimbi).
However, the engine remains a weak element for the good navigation of our boat. It is old and weak power for our boat.
Our project is to purchase a powerful 75 horsepower engine that is suitable for the 30 tons of the boat capable of carrying people and goods safely.
Let's hope for more donations so that our boat can be profitable and can support financially our pioneering nonkilling school.
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.
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