...last updated July 3, 2011
JohJan LifeNets Academy in Migori, Kenya
As of this writing, July 3, 2011, we are
seeing the infrastructure construction of JohJan LifeNets Academy come to completion.
We are so pleased to see this project become what it has and its benefit
children's education in the community. A vitally important criteria is that
there be responsible management of the projects on site as well as
management of fundraising and transport of funds from this end.
Below are the most recent progress reports of the school's development and construction.
Please view the EXCELLENT VIDEO produced by John Elliott about the school below.
UPDATED July 3, 2011
We are happy to report from this series of communications from John Otieno Owak from late April to the present. Let me share the highlights and the photos that he sent.
April 24, 2011
I'm happy to inform you that we did manage to purchase a School Van, and its still new as the instruction was, but we did used some money on top of it due to the price increments due to the Tsunami deserter that did affect Japan, so we found the prices were higher. This van is new and should work well for some years before it starts having mechanical problems.
Also we are up dating you about the ongoing constructions of other five classrooms of which the three of them has reached to the level of putting on roof and then plastering of them, after that we will move the pre-School from their old building and start the construction of the remaining two classrooms, you will be up dated at each step.
We already received the certificate of the Liability company registration of which now we are waiting also the other one from the Ministry of Education for us to be completely recognized by the government. These are the current information that we would like to share with you all there.
April 29, 2011
We are going on with the Constructions
of the other classrooms, we are working on three so that we may complete
them and move Pre-School to them and add other remaining too, we hope
that this may be completed soon.
Thank you for your assistance and we pray that God will continue to bless you all in whatever you are doing there.
May 16, 2011
I just want to update you concerning the ongoing Construction, we are near to completing the three classrooms, we have put on roofing, plastering, and put windows and Doors on this three classrooms, we will wait till they dry up well for the good painting to go on, but we are proposing to move the two classes that are in old buildings to the new ones and demolish the old one so that we can continue with the construction of two remaining classrooms, there also we include the photo taken inside Nursery classroom with the new Chairs and tables for them you can see, that is how we will furnish the Pre-School classrooms. Please download the pictures and see.
We are also happy with the donation from the LifeNets towards the drilling of water well within the School compound, this will help the pupils and the Community at large due to the fact that this drilled water will not dry up, it will also help even our Church Members during Feast we will not run out of water as we did last time, So we say Thank you very Much for those who did donate towards this project, even though it may not be enough for all of the proposed project, but God will provide and we will work within what we have been blessed with. May God bless you all richly.
June 8, 2011
Hello to you all.
We are much thankful to Our Almighty God for His guidance through all this time, and we hope the same with you too.
As we are still going on with the work here at JohJan School, we would like to update you on the ongoing work and the achievements as per today June 8, 2011. We are able to complete the construction of the three classroom for the 3rd phase as you can see the attachment, and now it's at the painting level, we are doing this at the same time working out the demolition of the last temporary building for the space to built the remaining two classroom after which the construction will be started soon.
Also we got land that will be good for the playing ground, as we have been looking for the suitable land without problems. We have also done the Survey for drilling the Bore Hole within the Compound and we found a company.
We are also happy to inform you that we managed to get electricity in School, and now we have Electricity in School so we may use even computers to train pupils that will be challenge to other schools around it will make us get more paying Pupils to make School to achieve its goals.
June 19, 2011
We are back again with the work in School and of our Fathers business. We have started the building of the last two classrooms of which one will be acting as a computer Lab in case we may have computer in the futures, this also will help us get more student since few Schools around do have the computers. You can see the attachment photo for the new classrooms.
June 23, 2011
We will appreciate and welcome you to visit us when this project will be completed so that you can see with your own eye what we have done.
Please we are praying for you so that that day may come soon.
We hope to hear from you again. Keep good work at the home office you are all in our daily prayers so that God's work may continue in peace till we complete our mission given by Christ our Lord.
June 30, 2011
Thank you very much and am very happy with the progress on that side too, we are looking forward to complete it and as we did agreed that you will come and see the progress and officially open it.
We are looking for that day, pass along greetings to your dear wife Mama Bev and all there.
UPDATED February 21, 2011
We have some updates.....here is the latest....come back shortly for more updates between the Feb 21 and previous August update. Progress on school construction is moving well! To date, LifeNets has put almost $69,000 into this project.
From John Otieno, Project Manager and School Director
Hello to all,
Greetings, we are happy to inform you about the progress we have done here in School, after receiving the funds for the building of five classrooms we have managed to build four and are completed as you can see the photos. We hope to add the fifth one after shifting pupils from the old temporary buildings to the new one to create the space where the fifth class will be built on of which after finishing the painting which is on going by now, we will start that construction again.
We want to let the donors know that the funds have been used rightly as they did intend.
We also are going on with the process of registering as a Liability company of which we will inform you where we have reached.
I remain to hear from you again. May our Lord Christ bless you richly all.
UPDATED January 19, 2011
We are doing fine, we hope with you the same, am sending today the photo of our new classrooms construction which is going on by now, the photo was taken some four days ago but today we are working on roofing and after that we will take the photos again and share it with you all.
We hope that this will help you understand what is going on here, otherwise we are doing okay and we have some new admission and the number of pupils will increase for this year, we hope that God will continue to add more pupils in the School.
Please download the pictures they are one new classrooms Constructions, and the classroom with Lockers desks for the pupils to sit on.
Yours in Christ's Love
UPDATED November 28, 2010
UPDATED September 9, 2010
Here is an update on the Construction as of 2nd September 2010. We have been working now on the roofing and we hope that on Sunday we will put the Iron sheets on the roofing, we want to do this before the opening date that will be on Monday so the works that will remains will be the silent one of plastering and installing of the doors/windows and then painting. We hope that this construction will be finished hopefully before late September.
Here are pictures of the plans of the proposed buildings that will be for Johjan LifeNets Academy, and there is one which we built using boxes and that is how the School will look like after the completion of the 11 classrooms. We show views at front and from the birds eye view.
Secondly we have the ground plan and how the School will look like in drawings,
So that is how the plans are. We are working on the roofing today and they are putting rafters and on Sunday they will put on Iron sheets.