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Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School

by Mleci asbl
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School
Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School

Glenn Paige Nonkilling School Boat is being repaired now. It is the only indispensable tool for financial autonomy of the school. Rotten or worn boards are being replaced. This is a delicate operation that must determine the strength of each board of the boat component and  to replace it correctly.

We hope that it will last longer than necessary for the smooth functioning of the School as confirmed by one of repairers in Kiswahili language "tutafanya haraka ili boti iweze kutumika marra moja" This means "we will do urgently so that the boat can sail again as quickly as possible. "

It is fortunate that we can still use our old engine 55 horsepower (despite its many faults) until we can buy a new adapted and powerful (75 horsepower) at the end of this magnificent project.

This project is a success. This success is yours, dear donor. Without your generous donation this couldn't-have happened and we count on your continued support  to purchase this new engine.

We will be happy to receive suggestions for the good continuation of the work.

Much thanks to our nonkilling friends.

Best wishes.


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The boat "Mleci - Center for Global Nonkilling"  is a property of Glenn Paige Nonkilling School . It just completed two years of navigation on Lake Tanganyika.

After faithful service, some planks of the boat are  deteriorated and rotted in regular contact with the lake water.

We planned during this summer holidays (July, August) to put the boat in dry dock and repair (remove and replace the damaged wooden planks). We targeted 82 planks. Work will be completed in early September 2016. One of the sailors said "mtumbwi unapashwa ukarabatiwe hizi miezi miwili ili utembee vizuri mwanzoni  mwa shule " This Kiswahili sentence means “the boat  must  be repaired during these two months so it  can sail well in the next school year”

As for the engine 55 uses the boat, it is very old. It broke down during this school year  three times. This engine is currently being repaired in Kigoma (Tanzania).

 Through this project we hope to complete the funds needed to buy the new engine (75 horsepower) suitable for boat.

We sincerely thank our donors who made profitability of our school their concern, and who think of nonkilling  future of humanity.

 Thank you for suggestions to improve our project.

 Best nonkilling.


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The boat “Mleci -Center for Global Nonkilling”,  property of Glenn Paige Nonkilling School  is unique on Lake Tanganyika :

- This is the only boat owned  to school   wich  makes  school possible. Indeed it pays all the costs of the school.

- The boat carries two obvious badges: Flag of the DR Congo and a sign of nonkilling. This last  badge reminds all people of the region to renounce killing. It also reminds them many seminars that we organized in Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania to become center s of nonkilling.

This boat, for peace and nonviolence, is used to radiate a school for the future leadership of nonviolence in the region. It is a noble mission.

At present, the amount is increasing for us to equip the boat with a motor (75 hp) more powerful and efficient in navigation.

Here, we thank particularly Manlius Pebble Hill School which chose our school as a subject of charity for this year's  in Boat part. We are grateful to his Team of fundraising that initiates good deeds in our favor.

The headmaster  of School said  " Réellement  l’Ecole Manlius Pebble Hill School sert la cause   de non meurtre en rentabilisant notre Ecole”. This french sentence means  “Really, Manlius Pebble  Hill School serves the cause of nonkilling by agreeing to act for the profitability of our School"

We also thank all our donors who work for global nonkilling, for their unconditional support to our pioneering school in the African Great Lakes Region.

Dear beloved suggestions are appreciated.


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The year 2015, within the framework of the Project "Making profitable the boat of Glenn Paige School" we were able :
- To equip our boat with life vests. These life vests are securing our various asset traveler traveling from one center to another on Lake Tanganyika. Lake Tanganyika is one of the largest lakes of Africa with 67 km long, 72 km wide and an area of 32,900 km2;
- The petrol reserve that allows us to travel at low cost over long distances mainly in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
The sailor Byaombe spoke :”Nous assurons de voyages sûrs le lac” ; french sentence that means "We ensure safe trips on the lake".

We continue to use our 55 horse engine. However, through this project, we are building up sufficient funds to purchase a new machine more powerful 75 horsepower and more suited to demanding traffic on Lake Tanganyika.
We are proud that our boat provides for the essential needs of our school and receives our care and attention.

At the end of 2015, we wish to thank our donors who supported and trusted us. Our thanks also go to Global Giving Foundation who accepted our project. Sincerely, we are grateful.
To all, we wish a happy 2016 full of success, joy, peace, and health.


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Our boat business is progressing well. Note that the boat is our only means facing the multiple needs of the school.

The boat transports goods and persons between the differents areas of Lake Tanganyika; mainly it sails between Tanzania (Ujiji, Kigoma), Burundi (Rumonge, Bujumbura) and DR Congo (Uvira Presqu'ile Ubwari, Katanga).
To be profitable, our boat (of 32 tonnes) needs a new engine of 75 horsepower rather than a machine 55 horses we use now.
Currently, we have already acquired through this project life vests and petrol reserves for easy navigation. The remaining funds we receive we care it for the purchase of the new engine.

The sailor Silas Kashindi sighs "Siku tutapata Machine Mpya kazi itakuwa Nzuri sana" this sentence in Kiswahili means "the day that we’ll have the new engine, the work will be excellent."
We thank our donors who support us and we need constructive ideas.

Thank you a lot.


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Mleci asbl

Location: Uvira, South Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Project Leader:
Lucien MABWE
Uvira, South Kivu Congo, Democratic Republic of the
$6,341 raised of $9,500 goal
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