School for 600 children victim of war in DR Congo

by Mleci asbl
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We arrive at the Glenn Paige Nonkilling School at the end of the school year 2015 - 2016. Tomorrow is the proclamation and the official closing!

The local community will gather at the school. There will be a warm ambiance : shouting, crying, congratulations, gifts, cheers and howls of disapproval !

In the closing speech, the Headmaster will announce the opening of the final year of primary school (form 6) for the next school year. This is in line with the request of local authorities and  pupils’ parents . Then ,our pupils will  have the full program of nonkilling  courses.

With anticipation, we can say that this school year was positive: classes went well, the security situation was quiet, few cases of dropouts and desertions and all current programs have been completed.

As for the construction of new buildings, we are  bringing from  Uvira (250 km of the School) bricks, concrete iron  and cement ) by boat to complete the elevation of the walls. The latest hardware will arrive at the school early July.  We planned  to purchase, transport and store the equipment in order to raise the walls in the months of July, August and September 2016 (dry season) for two reasons: to avoid incessant ruptures of stock materials under construction  and avoid disruption of work during the rainy season.

Also, parents of pupils have had enough time to stock up on food to feed themason during construction. For it is the parents who prepare the meal and serve as assistant masons. One of the moms talk "Kazi za shamba zimekwisha, hiyi kipwa tutaanza shinda tunasaidia ku kazi za masomo  ya watoto wetu"   this Kiswahili sentence mean “field work is completed and  this dry season, we will help to build the school of our children” . We hope to start roofing work in October, 2016.

 

Much thanks to our nonkilling friends for  getting to this step.

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

 

Best nonkilling.

 

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Since the old times  of  the dawn of humanity until this 21st century of  advances of technology , the simplest and most important challenge of  the world is how men can live in peace without killing each other.

Wars, assassinations,  terrorist attacks are sowing terror.

This issue is of particular emphasis in the African Great Lakes Region (Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda) where these countries suffer repetitive cycles of violence. The last three decades the region has experienced  with more than 7 million killed with a peak of genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

In response to this concern of humanity , Glenn Paige Nonkilling School was created to teach  from early age a new spirit of nonkilling through the children who experienced the horrors of war.

Since 2006, more than 2,000 children received education directed towards the nonkilling.  This pioneering  nonkilling school is  the seed of nonkilling across the region and Africa.

The study conditions are improving and certainly the new buildings under construction (currently finishing the walls) will sustain this course and will survive us.

 A member of the Parents Committee of the School  said "Watu  wote wangalipenda nonkilling  na Kutuma watoto hapa wote  ku Masomo , tungekuwa na amani '. This kiswahili sentence means ‘If everyone could join in nonkilling and send  his children to our school, we will live in peace’.

Our donors, our future donors, Center for Global Nonkilling Organisation,  GlobalGiving Foundation are proud to prepare a way for a better world without killings and make possible an African Great Lakes free of  killings.

Your  names will be forever etched on the walls of Glenn Paige Nonkilling School. History will record   your nobles achievements . You  dare !

Wonderful ! Congratulations !

Thank you  our nonkilling colleagues   for  suggestions to improve our work.

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Little girls and boys of Glenn Paige Nonkilling School are now in holidays season after a successful quarter in which the success rate is estimated at 91%.
The 5th class was reopened in October after claims of local people and following the improvement in financial conditions of the school. Note that this class had been closed (2013 - 2015) because of financial difficulties related to the salaries of teachers.
In this regard, the Headmaster Msambya said : “ Nous devons compléter le cycle primaire l’année prochaine et entamer le cycle secondaire pour approfondir le cours de non-violence que nous enseignons” ; french sentence that means "We need to complete the primary school next year and begin secondary school to further the course of nonviolence that we teach".

About construction, the advance by storing different materials seen significant devastating tropical rains that batter our region.
We are proud that our school remains a haven of peace, a non-violence and knowledge place in our area where various debates and events related to hypothetical keep coming elections.

At the end of 2015, we want to thank our donors who supported and trusted us for 4 years. Our thanks also go to Global Giving Foundation to home our project and that nothing could be done without him.
We have not enough words to express our gratitude and recognition. To all, we wish a happy 2016, full of success, joy, peace, and health.

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The 2015-2016 school year has just begun to Glenn Paige Nonkilling School this September, 10, 2015.

Conditions are met for a year of achievement and success :

- The armed group Mayi Mayi Yakutumba, which operates in the area is quiet for some time; hope this is a first step for peace
- Many new students were enrolled at the School for this school year
- Aware of their responsibilities and the heaviness of their tasks, teachers were present for a new year of work
- Soon, a new engine of 75 horsepower will equip our boat of 32 tons in order to face the school needs
- Finally, new buildings construction is progressing well. The buildings are there, visible and is the pride of Kazimia.
Currently, we gather and stock iron, cement for wall concrete
The Headmaster Msambya said "Huyu ni mwaka tena wa maendeleo na mafanikio" this Kiswahili sentence means "This is again, a new year of work and success"
Thank you to our various donors that made us get to this point. Suggestions are welcome for us to evolve positively.
God bless you all.

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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.

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Mleci asbl

Location: Uvira, South Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Website: http:/​/​www.mleci.edublogs.org
Project Leader:
Lucien MABWE
Kazimia, Fizi, South Kivu, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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