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Resumé / looking back at achievements of 2001
Friday, 21 December 2001 00:00

LUGWALO LWAMAKANI LWABUTONGA LWACIINDI CAKUJUZYANA A MWAKA MUPYA WAZYULU; ZYOBILWE ATUBILI: CAABILO CEKUMI MUSANU ATUBILI MUBE AJILISIMUSI MUBOTU AMWAKA MUBOTU WAZYULU ZYOBILWE ATUBILI !!

Looking back, close to the end of 2001, we have every reason to emphasise some major achievements:
Kulanga munyaka wa (2001) zyulu zyobilwe awumwi, tulamatukwe kapati amabelekelo mapati ngitwachita akuzwidilila kwa pulojekiti ye "Tonga Online". 

The Tonga.Online project room within the exhibition "Tracing the Rainbow. Life in Southern Africa" at Schlossmuseum in Linz attracted wide attention and was used as a tool of communication with the Tonga community. The "Special Award for Communication with Museums" has highlighted this innovative inter-cultural approach.
Inganda yepulojekiti ye "Tonga Online" ilazikozyaniso zibotu zyiingi zilangika mbuli "kutobelezya Fulichongwe kana Syejinga, abuumi bwa ku 'nyika' mu Afulika yaketa bantu banji ku Schlossmuseum muciisi ica Linz munyika yaku Austria. Inganda eyi yakabelesegwa kapati  mukwaabana akupandulula bukkale bwa baTonga mumpuli zisiyenesiyene. Twakajana ciipo ciipati citondezya kwaabana kwama "museum".

The Tonga.Online project has been able to raise broad support from different quarters – sponsors, donors, private – which contributed to the establishment of permanent access to modern Information and Communication Technology ICT for Binga Highschool and the Tonga community.
I "Tonga Online" pulojekiti yajana lugwasyo iluzwa kumbungano zyiingi zyalugwasyo azimwi zilimvwilide azilike. Ilugwasyo olu embungano ezi zyakapa lwangunuko lwakupanana majwi, mizeezo,azyiiyo zya ma'Computers' mukujulwa kwenganda yama "Computer"  ku Binga a mumpuli yaBuTonga mbizulwa.

The website www.mulonga.net continues to provide a firm platform of communication between the Batonga people, their friends and thousands of visitors North and South of the Equator via the net.
Iwebbusayiti www.mulonga.net kabelesegwa  azyulu zyabantu baswanizya benzu, abakumanyika amwi kuzwida kuMusansa aku Nyika, kutali benzinyina  babaTonga luzutu pe. Ikuvula kwabantu oku kwamba kuti mbingi loko bantu balikwabana maano akumvwa kuti bamwi bantu bakede byeni.

The Tonga.Online project has been fostering cultural exchange and friendship between the Austrian and Zimbabwean side at a critical point in time for our friends. Ongoing collaboration between schools and joint projects give an optimistic outlook and promising prospects.
Ipulojekiti ye "Tonga Online" yabeleka cenguzu antomwe amisyobo yabantu basiyene baku Austria amomuno mu Zimbabwe nikuba kuti eci ciindi ciiyumu kubenzuma bamomuno mubutonga. Nikuba boobo, tulasyoma kuti kulaba kuzwidilila kupati muciindi ciza nkambo kabujatane byesu muzikolo amuma 'projects.'

The outlook into the year 2002 reveils some major challenges again:
Kulangika kwamunyaka uboola wa zyulu zyobilwe atubili

The second phase of Tonga.Online is aiming to support the establishment of a Computer Lab in Siachilaba, the home area of Simonga Cultural Group who was always a driving force for this ongoing cultural exchange.
Nikuba kuti imwaka oyu utamane walimubotu, nzyingi zintu iziciili munzila nzitwelede kuti tubeleke anguzu zipati loko. Inkamu yabili ya bu "Tonga Online", ilangide kugwasya ciisi icakwa Siachilaba mukubika inganda yama "Computer."

Binga IC and Siachilaba Lab will only serve their development purpose if improved education and true access for the wider Tonga community can be achieved in an efficient and sustainable way.
Ikubikwa kwama "Computer" muBinga amucisi ica Siachilaba, kuleeta lusupuko kuti kwajanika lwiiyo kubantu boonse bamucisi coonse, empuli zyoonse zyabuTonga mukujatana, kubelekela antomwe akubamba zipo ezi munzila mbotu.

The Tonga.Online project should provide tools for better communication and representation for and within the Tonga community on both sides of the river, in Zimbabwe and Zambia, i.e. by linking the museums in Choma and Binga.
I "Tonga Online" kwelede igwasye butonga boonse mu Zimbabwe amutala mu Zambia ikwaabana akupandulula bukkale byesu toonse. Kwelede kuti kubelekelwe antomwe akati ke "museum" ya kuBinga aku Choma mu Zambia.

In Zimbabwe, the society at large is at crossroads this coming year: we hope that the peoples will and vote might be respected. And that justice, social security and peace might prevail.
Munyika yeZimbabwe kulibulemu pesu imbungano mbizulwa yoonse, ililanngilizizye akubalusyomo mukuti luyando lwabantu lulalemekezegwa mukuti kujanike lumuno muNyika abukkale bubotu mubantu boonse.

We take this opportunity to thank all of you who made Tonga.Online happen:
Tuyanda Kulumba kapati kubantu boonse bagwasizye, abaabo mbitubelekela amwi bakaciita kuti ipulojekiti ye "Tonga.Online" izwidilile

partners + support: Mbiingi loko pesi tuyanda kulumba kapati kuli: Simonga Cultural Group, Binga Highschool, Binga Craft Centre, Kunzwana Trust, WorLD, Horizont 3000, Choma Museum & Craft Centre, Ntengwe Cultural Group, Landesmuseum OÖ, OK Centrum, Linz International School Auhof, Auhof Basket Company / HAK Auhof, VUM, Karl Greis, Toni Mair, Gary Brooking, DEPOT, Büro für Kulturvermittlung, Renate Plöchl, KommEnt, Zimbabwean Embassy in Vienna;

donors: Abasikutupa bembunga zisiyene zilimbuli be: Austrian Development Cooperation, Provincial Government of Upper Austria, sponsors: TechWorld, Silverserver

private donors: Abantu luzutu basikutupa mali pesi nkabatali bembunga bati: Klaus Hollinetz, Peter & Claire Berner, Martha Faust, Peter Androsch, Hannelore Stöckl, Dominique & Anton Mair, Werner Puntigam, Sigi Finckel, Michael Pilz, Marianne Wögerer, Susanne Grabner, Franz Wagner, Hermine Dolzer, Heidi Egger, Anna Dalkilic, Ulrike Lehninger, Lieselotte Raml, Anonym, Ulrike Haberkorn, Stephan Weigl, Ingrid Komaromy, Edith Sonnleitner, Gudrun Haider, G.Witzmann, Aileen Derieg, Konrad Thamm, Günter Decker

AUSTRIA ZIMBABWE FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION TONGA.ONLINE PROJECT GROUP:
Peter Androsch, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Calvin Dondo, Bert Estl, Keith Goddard, Anna + Hedi + Peter + Stefan Kuthan, Ingo Lantschner, Dominique Mair, Dominic Muntanga, Gina Patsch, Werner Puntigam, Thomas Schneider, Stefan Hecke, Carsten Wagner, Kevin Wakley

Peter Kuthan / AZFA, Dominic Muntanga