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Friday, June 22, 2012

The Afters - I Am Yours (LYRICS!!)

Struggles : My first video diary to all

Thursday, June 7, 2012

GOD loves you! Jesus saves!

Some might think that God's love ended when the man and woman sinned. It is true that sin has turned this world into a place of hardship and suffering. It is NOT true that these things ended God's love. Think about each time when God showed His just anger against sin. You will find in each case that God made sure His continuing care for people was known.

In Genesis 3 God was about to punish Adam and Eve for their sin. FIRST, though, He gave the promise of hope. He assured them that the woman's offspring would crush their enemy (3:15). BEFORE the couple were driven out of their garden home, God Himself made clothes for them (3:21). Later God helped Eve to give birth to her child (4:1). When that child had grown God spoke to him to help him overcome sin (4:6).

The next great example of judgment was the flood (Genesis 6). Wickedness had almost completely taken over the earth. Only one God-fearing family was left! It became necessary to actually wash the earth clean. Yet even this was an act of love. It was a fresh start, so that good could again be known on earth. God removed that evil generation to warn future generations (2 Peter 3).

God even used Noah as a "preacher of righteousness" to warn the wicked people of that time (2 Peter 2:5). They refused to listen. So, in the words of Jesus Christ, "the flood came and took them all away" (Matthew 24:39).

The rainbow that God set in the clouds immediately after this reminded the world of His mercy. It assured the earth that no such flood would happen again. The seasons would remain steady (Genesis 8:22; 9:8-17). Many centuries later the apostle Paul pointed at the dependable seasons and regular crops. He said that these were God's "testimony" proving that "He has shown kindness" (Acts 14:17).

Ye are of God, little children

1 John 4:4(KJV)
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Someone asked me once why a football never gets deflated in a game. Twenty-two huge, burly men kick it, throw it, pounce it, fumble it--- yet it never gets "squashed" or loses its size to deflation. The answer is a simple law of physics. It seems that the internal pressure of the ball is much greater than all the pressure 22 men can place upon it externally.
This verse says the same thing about us as Christians. The power of the Holy Spirit residing in our hearts and lives is greater than all the pressure the external world can place upon us.
You could all the different opponents who come against you to impede or block your forward progress. Satan's strategy is to deflate you and render you inoperative, but the Holy Spirit gives you buoyancy. You can roll with the punches. It may seem sometimes that you are being tossed around by circumstances, but with the LORD's power within, you will always bounce back.
This verse is a great comfort to many people who are not having it very easy in life. It is a constant reminder of GOD's sustaining grace, Christ's resident peace, and the Holy Spirit's indwelling power. Greater is the power within us than the pressure upon us. SO hang in there, teammate; despite the hard knocks, we're winning, because GOD is victorious!
Brandy Marie

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

prayer :)

video
A prayer from my daughters to our facebook brothers and sisters all over the world.
GOD bless you all!

bear good fruit

Isaiah 37:31 (KJV) 31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

  A tree grows in three directions: downward, upward, and outward. This verse promises growth and expansion in two of three directions, both down and up at the same time. The message is that our growth as Christians is recognizable of ourselves, by the LORD's angelic host, and by others as well.
 Taking root downward is progress known only to us. The root system is below the surface and not visible to anyone. In the course of a year, there is growth, but it is undetected. You and I are not the same people we were a year ago. Perhaps, others cannot see the deepening process at work, but we know it is there. 
 Bearing fruit upward has visible results. Fruitbearing is an activity that is open and apparent to any observer. Fruit is the end result of a year's special effort. It is for all to see and enjoy. Bearing fruit is also another word for productivity. When Jesus said that we would be able to judge a tree by its fruit, He was telling us to be observant of our own lives, as well as others', because we show what we are by what we produce. 
 The ring on the inside of a tree may be miniscule and totally hidden from human view. But year in and year out, it records a message: this tree is growing and producing fruit. Visible and invisible growth is taking place.
 You and I should be encouraged! The LORD as promised us continuous and on-going growth!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

SCHOOLS FOR KENYA

FIVE YEAR S T RATEGIC PLAN
KWAUWEZOTU Community Board of Directors (KCBD)
Incorporating KWAUWEZOTU EDUCATION COMPLEX

KWAUWEZOTU HIGH SCHOOL
FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN
KWAUWEZOTU COMMUNITY BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH STRATEGY (2012 TO 2013)

Preamble
KWAUWEZOTU High school (KSC) opened its doors to its first batch of intake on the 4th. January 2012.
A brain child of the KWAUWEZOTU Community Development Board (KDCB), the school is founded on the same premise as its sister primary school , KWAUWEZOTU Children Center (KCC); to enable children of Matopeni slum realize the dream of acquiring low cost high quality education in an environment riddled with runaway poverty and apathy.
The Board together with the community, with the help of our volunteer friends have realized the completion of phase one of this important project, a feat deserving commendation. With this milestone in mind, our confidence is at all time high and we can rest assured that no task is insurmountable as long as we have the will and purpose to do it.
The KWAUWEZOTU High school will therefore serve as an easy path of transition in education for pupils graduating from KCC who otherwise due to their less privileged backgrounds would have found it difficult to further their education. Other than making the dream of quality education a reality for these slum children, the KWAUWEZOTU family takes character development as key in realizing a wholesome development of its pupils and students. Our aim is to nurture the young lads into responsible and trustworthy citizens.
At the KWAUWEZOTU family, therefore a holistic approach to individual development is key in nurturing the children. We take faith development and self-realization and appreciation of individual child’s uniqueness as central to our mission of preparing the next generation of leaders. Nurturing and challenging a young person’s faith and salient abilities (traits) is both a challenge and an opportunity and, by God’s grace, will occur not only through our school curriculum, but also in regular corporate interactions, intentional faith-development and in classroom experiences in all disciplines, co-curricular participation, and in every aspect of the KWAUWEZOTU family experience.
The responsibility and journey to realizing the KWAUWEZOTU dream was crafted way back while finalizing the dream of making KWAUWEZOTU primary school a reality and the Board was since tasked with its implementation. An ambitious and deliberate plan was developed which was divided into two broad tasks. The first task (TASK 1) was to develop the primary school (which has since been achieved).The second task (TASK 2) was to develop a secondary school and a health center to serve the KWAUWEZOTU Community and its environs. The overall plan is to have a full-fledged secondary school running from form one (form 1) to form four(form 4) each of two streams and a health center. In addition the school is to have three well equipped science laboratories (for physics, chemistry and biology), a kitchen, and boarding facility for girls, and a library. TASK 2 was divided into four manageable phases as set below;


TASK 1:
• Build an initial twelve rooms to hold;
• Two classrooms to serve for forms one and two,
• Six toilets,
• One laboratory,
• A kitchen,
• A library,
• Reception/Administration Block,
• Staff-room,
• A biogas facility,
We have made great strides towards realizing the above goals and we believe we are on course towards the achievement of this strategic plan.
To enable us tackle the remainder of this enviable and yet important project, the Board in conjunction with the KWAUWEZOTU Community/family (PTA, the local community, and other stakeholders) puts forward a five year strategic plan as outlined in the tables below.

PROJECT MILESTONES
PHASE ONE
PREJECT YEAR: 2012
Activity/Task Start Date End date Budget (KSh) Supervisor Remarks
Complete 20% of toilets work from previous phase. Built the additionalSeven Toilets August 2012 October 2012 1,082,290 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board Foundation already established. Funding waited.
Build 6Rooms + 20 guest houses and a Dining Hall:- August 2012 December 2013 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board
Two additional classrooms for forms 1 & 2. August 2012 October 2012 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board Plan in place. Funding waited to begin construction.
Two form three classrooms room August 2012 December 2012 3,359,435 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board Plan in place. Funding waited to begin construction
Girls’ boarding facility-Two dormitories. August 2012 March 2013 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board Plan in place. Funding waited to begin construction.
Main Dining Hall. August 2012 April 2013 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board Plan in place. Funding waited to begin construction.
Guest house for volunteers (10 rooms). August2012 September 2012 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board Plan in place. Funding waited to begin construction.


PHASE 2
PROJECT YEAR: 2013
Activity/Task Start Date End date Budget (KSh) Supervisor Remarks
Two form four classrooms. September 2013 December2013 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------
Two additional laboratories
(Making a total of three laboratories). September 2013 August 2014
4,055,375 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board

-------do-------
Two Study rooms March 2014 June 2014 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------

Girls’ Boarding facility-additional two dormitories. September 2013 January 2014 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------
Guest houses(Additional Ten rooms) September 2013 January 2014. Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board

-------do-------


School Kitchen September 2013 January 2014 Nahashon/Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------


PHASE THREE AND PHASE FOUR
PREJECT YEAR: 2014, 2015 to 2016
Activity/Task Start Date End date Budget Supervisor Remarks
Work begins for the Construction of the ground floor of the one storey Health facility. November 2013 November 2014 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board

-------do-------
Construction of the 1st. floor of the Health facility November 2014 December 2015 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------

Fitting of the Health facilities
Equipment. January 2016 August 2016 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------

Hiring of the Health facility staff. September 2016 November 2016 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------

Grand Opening of the Health facility. December 2016 December 2016 Nahashon Kwauwezotu Board/Board
-------do-------


Total Budget (Excludes Health Center) KSh13,180,740.00

The pace of construction work in the subsequent phases will be determined by the availability of funds. Delays that may occur will be taken in the subsequent phases with emphasis on the completion of such ongoing projects within the shortest time possible. The School will also require two water-tanks of twenty thousand lire capacity in the first term of year 2013.

From the foregoing it will be noted that we intend to start these projects almost simultaneously (subject to availability of funds), a feat we have managed to achieve in the past. The pace of these projects will be controlled to ensure that priorities /targets and high standards are adhered to. We have a ready workforce and they are equally fairly priced and highly reliable, experienced and dependable. We have negotiated with them and they are willing to be available on call.

A major departure from the normal buildings is in the design and material requirement of the twenty quest houses. We intend to have them tastefully designed and use traditional materials such as “makuti and special grass” to give them an authentic African/Kenyan taste.

A major development in phase three is the beginning of construction of the one storey Health facility building for both out-patient and in-patient. The hospital is to serve the KWAUWEZOTU Community and other
deserving cases. The hospital will provide both in-patient and out-patient services and will comprise male and female wards, laboratory, pharmacy and a kitchen and an emergency room.
The construction is expected to begin inNovember 2013 and be completed in the last quarter of the year 2016. The hospital will be fairly equipped to handle life threating situation and refer complex cases to mainstream health institutions such as Kenyatta, Nairobi, and the Aga Khan etc. The will be a van and an ambulance for patient transfers.


Budget details are outlined as below;



BUDGET PLAN FOR KWAUWEZOTU SECONDARY SCHOOL
PROJECT PHASE 2
FOUNDATION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 800 fit 60 48,000
Cement 50kg 60bags 1,200 72,000
Ballast 14 tones 30 tones 1,000 30,000
Sand 10 tones 36 tones 1,500 54,000
Hard core 10 tones 30 tones 1000 30,000
Twisted bars Y 12 26pieces 1,220 31,720
R 8 15pieces 760 11,400
Binding wire 5 roll 3,000 15,000
Blades 12 pieces 200 2,400
Labor 10,800
Total 305,320
WALL CONSTRUCTION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 5,790fits 60 347,400
Cement 50kg 120 bags 1,200 144,000
Ballast 14 tones 30 tones 1,500 45,000
Sand 10 tones 50 tones 1,500 75,000
Timber 6 x 1 inches 420 fits 45 18,900
Polythine meters 60meters 150 9,000
term cores meters 4 roll 1,500 6,000
Labor 36,250
Total 681,550

LAYING OF THE ROOF SLAB
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh

Cement 50kg 400bags 1,200 480,000
Ballast 14 tones 130 tones 1,000 130,000
Sand 10 tones 130 tones 1,500 195,000
Twisted bars Y 10 210 1060 222,600
Twisted bars Y 12 190pieces 1,220 231,800
R 8 75pieces 760 57,000
Binding wire 30 roll 3,000 90,000
Blades 50 pieces 200 10,000
Labor 58,000
Total 1,474,400
NORMAL ROOFING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Timber 6 by 2 inches 1,350 fits 70 94,500
2 by 3 inches 1035 fits 55 56,925
2 by 4 inches 645 fits 60 38,700
Strips (mikwa) kgs 150 Kgs 50 7,500
Iron sheets 2.5 m gage 30 174 pieces 1,200 208,800
Iron sheet nails Kg 80kg 300 24,000
Nails Kg 105kgs 250 26,250
Transport 12,000
Labor 45,660
Total 514,335

FITTING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Steel Doors ( 3 by 7 ) fit 5pieces 13,500 67,500
Steel widows ( 3 by 3 ) fit 10 windows 5,500 55,000
Window glass 8 by 12 inches 100 pieces 80 8,000
Patti Kgs 30 Kilograms 180 5,400
Tempe tine 15Liters 200 3,000

Labor 20,540
Total 156,440

PLASTERING FLOOR AND WALL
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Sand tones 70tones 1,500 105,000
Cement 50kg 60 bags 1,020 61,200
Red oxide Kgs 30 Kgs 400 12,000
Labor 24,740
Total 202,940


WALL PAINTING FINNISHING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Under coat Liters 60 Liters 125 7,500
First coat liters 40 liters 150 6,000
Second coat liters 30litres 200 6,000
labor 4,950
Total 24,450

TOTAL COST =Ksh3,359,435
Toilets
The foundation of the 12 toilets is already done
WALLS CONSTRUCTION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 1000fits 70 70,000
Cement 50kg 40 bags 1,200 48,000
Ballast 14 tones 10 tones 1,000 10,000
Sand 10 tones 20 tones 1,500 30,000
Timber 6 x 1 inches 80 fits 45 3,600
Polythine meters 20meters 150 3,000
term cores meters 1roll 1,500 1,500
Labor 4,800
Total 170,900


LAYING OF THE ROOF SLAB
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Strips (mikwa) Kgs 4 Kgs 50 200
Cement 50kg 50bags 1,200 60,000
Transport 3,000
Ballast 14 tones 20 tones 1,000 20,000
Sand 10 tones 20 tones 1,500 30,000
Twisted bars Y 10 32 1060 33,920
Twisted bars Y 12 32pieces 1,220 39,040
R 8 6pieces 760 4,560
R 6 3 pieces 500 1,500
Binding wire 10 roll 3,000 30,000
Blades 3 pieces 200 600
miscellaneous fees 4,200
Labor 12,000
Total 239,020
FITTINGS
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Wooden Doors ( 3 by 7 ) fit 6pieces 7,500 45,000
Steel widows ( 3 by 3 ) fit 6 windows 2,500 15,000
Window glass 8 by 12 inches 48 pieces 80 3,840
Patti Kgs 25 Kilograms 180 4,5,00
Tempe tine 10Liters 200 2,000
edges pairs 10pairs 200 2,000
Labor 6,040
Total 78,380

PLASTERING FLOORS AND WALLS
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Sand tones 30tones 1,500 45,000
Cement 50kg 20 bags 1,020 20,400
Red oxide Kgs 20 Kgs 400 8,000
Labor 8,740
Total 82,140

WALL PAINTING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Under coat Liters 60 Liters 125 7,500
First coat liters 40 liters 150 6,000
Second coat liters 30litres 200 6,000
labor 4,950
Total 24,450

BUYING OF WATER TANKS AND PLUMBING

ITEM Capacity QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Water tanks 20,000liters 2 205,000 410,000
Water pipes 1 inch 30 1,000 30,000
Water taps ½ inch 6 800 2,400
Cisterns For flushing toilets 12 2,500 30,000
Sink basin Hand washing 2 5,000 10,000
Labour For plumbing 5,000
Total 487,400

TOTAL COST= 1,082,290
B.S.S DINING HALL.
FOUNDATION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 3,000 fit 70 210,000
Cement 50kg 100bags 1,200 120,000
Ballast 14 tones 60 tones 1,000 60,000
Sand 10 tones 30 tones 1,500 45,000
Hard core 10 tones 50 tones 1000 50,000
Twisted bars Y 12 90pieces 1,220 109,800
R 8 25pieces 760 19,000
Binding wire 5 roll 3,000 15,000
Blades 12 pieces 200 2,400
Labor 18,960
Total 650,160
WALL CONSTRUCTION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 4200fits 70 294,000
Cement 50kg 120 bags 1,200 144,000
Ballast 14 tones 30 tones 1,000 30,000
Sand 10 tones 80 tones 1,500 120,000
Timber 6 x 1 inches 380 fits 45 17,100
Polythine meters 40meters 150 6,000
term cores meters 2 roll 1,500 3,000
Labor 23,720
Total 637,820

LAYING OF THE ROOF SLAB
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Strips (mikwa) Kgs 150 Kgs 50 7,500
Cement 50kg 400bags 1,200 480,000
Transport 12,000
Ballast 14 tones 130 tones 1,000 130,000
Sand 10 tones 130 tones 1,500 195,000
Twisted bars Y 10 210 1060 222,600
Twisted bars Y 12 190pieces 1,220 231,800
R 8 75pieces 760 57,000
R 6 10 pieces 500 5,000
Binding wire 30 roll 3,000 90,000
Blades 50 pieces 200 10,000
miscellaneous fees 15,000
Labor 58,000
Total 1,506,400

FITTING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Steel Doors ( 3 by 7 ) fit 3pieces 13,500 40,500
Steel widows ( 3 by 3 ) fit 20 windows 5,500 110,000
Window glass 8 by 12 inches 202 pieces 80 16,160
Patti Kgs 50 Kilograms 180 9,000
Tempe tine 50Liters 200 10,000

Labor 40,040
Total 225,700

PLASTERING FLOOR AND WALL
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Sand tones 70tones 1,500 105,000
Cement 50kg 60 bags 1,020 61,200
Red oxide Kgs 30 Kgs 400 12,000
Labor 24,740
Total 202,940

WALL PAINTING FINNISHING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Under coat Liters 60 Liters 125 7,500
First coat liters 40 liters 150 6,000
Second coat liters 30litres 200 6,000
Labor 4,950
Total 24,450

The Total 3,247,470Ksh

BUDGET PLAN FOR VOLUNTEER HOSTELS
WALL CONSTRUCTION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 4200fits 70 294,000
Cement 50kg 120 bags 1,200 144,000
Ballast 14 tones 30 tones 1,000 30,000
Sand 10 tones 80 tones 1,500 120,000
Twisted bars Y 12 92pieces 1,220 112,240
Binding wire 5 roll 3,000 15,000
R 8 25pieces 760 19,000
Blades 12 pieces 200 2,400
Timber 6 x 1 inches 380 fits 45 17,100
Polythine meters 40meters 150 6,000
term cores meters 2 roll 1,500 3,000
Labor 23,720
Total 786,460

ROOFING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Timber 6 by 2 inches 1,680 fits 75 126,000
2 by 3 inches 1,435 fits 55 78,925
2 by 4 inches 945 fits 60 56,700
Strips (mikwa) kgs 230 Kgs 50 11,500
Iron sheets 2.5 m gage 30 174 pieces 1,200 208,800
Iron sheet nails Kg 80kg 350 28,000
Nails Kg 105kgs 250 26,250
Transport 12,000
Labor 45,660
Total 593,835

FITTING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Steel Doors ( 3 by 7 ) fit 12pieces 13,500 162,000
Steel widows ( 3 by 3 ) fit 24 windows 5,500 132,000
Window glass 8 by 12 inches 96 pieces 80 7,680
Patti Kgs 100 Kilograms 180 18,000
Tempe tine 15Liters 200 3,000

Labor 20,140
Total 342,820

PLASTERING FLOOR AND WALL
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Sand tones 70tones 1,500 105,000
Cement 50kg 60 bags 1,020 61,200
Red oxide Kgs 30 Kgs 400 12,000
Labor 24,740
Total 202,940

WALL PAINTING FINNISHING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Under coat Liters 60 Liters 125 7,500
First coat liters 40 liters 150 6,000
Second coat liters 30litres 200 6,000
labor 4,950
Total 24,450

Total cost = 1,950,505

Budget for Phase 3 of Secondary school 2012
LAYING OF THE ROOF SLAB
ITEMS

SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh

Cement 50kg 400bags 1,200 480,000
Ballast 14 tones 130 tones 1,000 130,000
Sand 10 tones 130 tones 1,500 195,000
Twisted bars Y 10 210 1060 222,600
Twisted bars Y 12 190pieces 1,220 231,800
R 8 75pieces 760 57,000
Binding wire 30 roll 3,000 90,000
Blades 50 pieces 200 10,000
Labor 58,000
Total 1,474,400

WALL CONSTRUCTION
ITEMS SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Blocks 9 by 9 inches 9,800fits 60 588,000
Cement 50kg 126 bags 1,200 151,200
Ballast 14 tones 40 tones 1,500 60,000
Sand 10 tones 100 tones 1,500 150,000
Timber 6 x 1 inches 420 fits 45 18,900
Polythine meters 60meters 150 9,000
term cores meters 4 roll 1,500 6,000
Labor 60,800
Total 1,043,900

ROOFING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Timber 6 by 2 inches 1,350 fits 70 94,500
2 by 3 inches 1,035 fits 55 56,925
2 by 4 inches 645 fits 60 38,700
Strips (mikwa) kgs 150Kgs 50 7,500
Iron sheets 2.5 m gage 30,174 pieces 1,200208,800
Iron sheet nails Kg 80kgs 300 24,000
Nails Kg 105kgs 250 26,250
Transport 12,000
Labor 45,660
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Total 514,335
FITTING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Steel Doors ( 3 by 7 ) fit 12pieces 13,500 162,000
Steel widows ( 3 by 3 ) fit 36 windows 5,500 198,000
Window glass 8 by 12 inches 372 pieces 80 29,760
Patti Kgs 100 Kilograms 180 18,000
Tempe tine 30 Liters 200 6,000
Fasteners Size of a window 72 pieces 300 21,600
Labor 48,540
Total 483,900

PLASTERING FLOOR AND WALL
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Sand Tones 140tones 1,500 210,000
Cement 50kg 130 bags 1,200 156,000
Red oxide Kgs 150 Kgs 400 60,000
Labor 36,890
Total 462,890



WALL PAINTING FINNISHING
ITEM SIZE QUANTITY COST@Ksh TOTAL Ksh
Under coat Liters 130 Liters 200 26,000
First coat Liters 100 liters 210 21,000
Second coat Liters 80litres 250 20,000
labor 8,950
Total 75,950

The Total Cost is 4,055,375Ks
Total cost for phase 2 is Ksh13,180,740

WATER FOR KENYA

WATER FOR KENYA

Preliminary statement:

The water problem in Kenya is really and affects quite a population. We got the issue of lack of water, contaminated water (unclean water) or seasonal water.

Areas affected can be categorized into three:

1. Arid and Semi Arid Areas: - North, N. Eastern, Eastern, Central, Rift valley and Costal Kenya.
2. Slum Areas: - Across Nairobi, Kibera Slum, Mathare North, Area 4, Soweto Slums, Mukuru kwa Njenga Slums, Mukuru kwa Reuben Slums, Mukuru Kayaba Slums, Korogocho Slums amongst many more others.
3. Other parts of Kenya: - We got other parts in Kenya which have water but seasonal, other places can have water if wells are drilled.

SOLUTIONS:

1. Arid and Semi Arid Areas:

a) Well drilling: This is the only option to get water in these areas. Well will be drilled and large tanks installed (plastic) of tanks and Reservoirs Constructed to have the water in.

It can be done in a way that there is no contamination. Most of the people affected here are Pastoral People . (Animal rearing tribes )

b) Water harvesting built and reservoir which can harvest and store water during heavy rain seasons.

c) We can empower this communities by initiating vegetable and fruit farming projects too, through irrigation through the water be provide.

d) We can at the same time initiate toilet construction programs. Since most of this people stay together. We can do public toilets which they can use at no cost. It’s clearly stipulated in my foundation agendas to construct toilets to avoid outbreak of waterborne diseases.


2. Slum Areas:
Slum life is a common life system especially in Nairobi with hundreds of thousands of law income earners staying here.
Hundreds of thousands live in informal settlement with 3 major problems;

1) Lack of clean water
2) Congestion and overcrowded housings
3) Lack of toilet and sanitations.

We can undertake to address only two issues (problems) that go hand in hand.

I. Clean water
We can undertake to provide clean water by;

a) Well drilling:
We will identify 3 or 4 strategic areas/slums with the greater need buy land or inquire if the government can allocate us a piece. After we drill the well we can install big water tanks pump the water into them and then distribute it to various places.

Note: The water issue in Nairobi is not only affecting the poor slum dueller but it’s a general problem with the general population. City council provides water by retaining.

Once the water is in storage then we can:

i. Sell it to locals at an affordable rate. Currently any puller (USA) provides for 80 litres of clean water i.e. 20 Kenya shillings per 20 litre jerican.

ii. Sell the water to the water vendors who intern sell it to middle class income earners at a rate of kshs. 20 for 20 litres.

iii. We can secure tankers in through which we can ferry water to needy areas and sell it at a minimal cost. Not only can we sell it to needy also poor slum duellers but also to hotels, car wash areas, hospitals and other social institutions.

II. Toilets:
Toilets are a big issue in the densely populated slums in Nairobi. As much as we provide for clean water we will too ensure toilets. We will work get small portions of land and construct public toilets which can be affordable by the hundreds of the slum people. We employ staff who collects a minimal fee, but those who can’t afford can use it for free. We can realise that by either;


i. Charging a fee per usage

ii. Introduce toilet cards prepaid weekly, fortnightly or monthly. by so doing we will empower the local youth and benefit the society.

3. Other parts of Kenya:

The rest of Kenya needs water too. We got places that have water seasonally.
We will work with local leaders through government channelled funds to drill water wells for the locals at affordable rates.

Projects implementation needs:

1) Borehole driller It will cost

Costing: $ 350,000

2) Tankers (vehicles)

Costing: 40,000 each. This is a 40-50,000 capacity .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt

Colossians 4:6(KJV)

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

There is a vast difference between salty speech and speech seasoned with salt. Salty speech is offensive, sarcastic, sharp, and bitter. Speech seasoned with salt is attractive, appetizing, flavorful, and tasteful. It fulfills the very words of Jesus who urged His disciples to "have salt in yourselves." (Mark 9:50)


In sharing our faith with others, we need to be able to capture their interest and keep their attention. One way to do that is to make sure our speech is well seasoned with salt. Just as salt adds appeal to food, so it adds appeal to our witness to others.


Salt enhanves and enriches; it adds flavor to that which is dull, bland, tasteless. Well seasoned speech adds flavor to the Bread of Life which we share with others to enhance and enrich their lives. Salt is used as a preservative; it prevents corruption in meat. Likewise, "the meat of the Word" which we share with others can be kept pure and incorrupt when our speech is well seasoned with salt.


Salt produces thirst. Well salted speech can actually stimulate a thirst for the Water of Life.



the joy of the LORD

Proverbs 15:15 (KJV)

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

     A feast is more than an ordinary meal. It includes the idea of company, music, entertainment, unusual or special foods. in general, a feast involves eating plus having a good time. In our world, we see a great pursuit of "good times." People are trying so hard to find pleasure and satisfaction. You often hear the question, "Are we having fun yet?" The world is trying to find the right things in all the wrong places. In John 4:32, Jesus says, "32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of." Believers do not have to spend a lot of money to go to a music concert. They have a song going on inside of them continuously. It is the song of the LORD. Jesus is singing it within our hearts. (read Zephaniah 3:17) Christians don't have to wait up to hear some standup comedian on T.V. tell the latest jokes. They have the joy of the LORD within them giving them a "merry heart." When the world comes up with a booklet called, "How to Party Every Night of the Week." the Christian's response is, "I don't have to clutter my life with a lot of socializing; I'm so contented serving the LORD that I don't need partying." The joy of the LORD is like a continuous feast. We are not anti-social, just contented and happy. We don't have to go around looking for what we have already found.
 

all glory be to GOD for ever and ever, Amen.

Jesus' words are jewels, treasures worth giving up all life's ambitions to find.
The LORD can do great things through those who don't care who gets the credit.
They know all credit and glory goes to GOD through the blood of Jesus Christ and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.