Everyone is invited to a press conference for the Kenya project this Saturday 27th April at 12 noon at Joy’s home –
13777 Chinchilla Wondai Rd, about 1.4 klms past O’Dea Rd on the right hand side. The driveway is half a kilometer long and a little stony.
An opportunity to hear about all the preparations which have been intense for the last month or so, with technology, teaching tools, and rap songs.
Our delegates are flying out of Brisbane very early on Tuesday morning the 30th April 2013 and plan to be in Africa for 3 months, London for one month and then Burma.
Bring a plate of vegan food to share if you would like to stay and share a meal. See you there.
Sound system packed
Notebook carry packs
Little power and projectors
The equipment going to Kenya with the team is designed so that it can run on external batteries for about 6 hours.
Firstly the two notebooks, which will allow Javan and Susan to copy videos onto a USB stick from an external hard drive containing all the Divine Truth data, up to date at the time of departure. Then there are procedures for backing up and updating the Divine Truth files from USB updates which we will send to them to keep them up to date with the latest website information.
Then the two projectors which have a USB connection or HDMI from the computer and a connection for a headset for one person to listen; for a large audience of up to 100 people the sound output will go to a sound system complete with speakers and the ability to use up to 3 mics – either headset, lapel or hand held – all or which have been provided.
The sound system also has a USB connection so that all the audio files can be played directly through the sound system. Imagine sitting under the trees with a battery run sound system playing anything Jesus and Mary have recorded. Everything comes in twos (except the sound system) for back up.
Jesus has taken a great deal of effort into setting up the procedures to make the operation as simple as possible and also to facilitate training. The team has responsibility to provide the necessary training on the ground for all the equipment and the solar system which has been designed to recharge all the equipment provided; instruction will be required so that the usage of all lighting and fans will be understood so that the power necessary for the equipment will be available when required.
All the equipment has been packed into foam padded cases (like the ones we use here at events for the equipment). The sound system weighed 25 kilos plus the case another 25 – so day to be shipped off to Melbourne and freighted to Kenya. The other 3 cases weight about 8 to 12 kilos and our “mules” will carry one each as part of their 30kilo weight allowance.
Pictures coming soon.
Back to Nairobi
Let there be light
Installing Church Lights
RE: OGEMBO SOLAR PV SYSTEM INSTALLATION REPORT
Following our completion of the installation of a solar PV system at Mr Javan’s family homestead in Ogembo, Kisii County, Kenya, we are happy to submit our report as detailed hereunder.
I) Contract Execution
We supplied and installed a solar electric system comprising of
- 6No 185Watt/24VDC crystalline solar panels (instead of 7No 130Watt/12V modules)
- 3No 200Ah12V sealed maintenance-free solar batteries
- 1No 45Amp/12/24/48VDC MPPT charge controller with digital display
- 1No DC power combiner unit
- 1No consumer control unit
- 1No 2000Watt/12VDC inverter (instead of a 1500Watt unit)
We also carried out wiring and fitting for socket outlets and lighting points in three structures, namely Javan’s house, his father’s house and the orphanage (currently being used as a church hall).
After the installation and testing of the system and wiring, we held an end-user training in which we explained to Javan and members of the church and community among other things;
- how the system works
- how to monitor the system
- how to maintain the system
- how to use and manage energy
- how to interpret and respond to readings and indicators on equipment displays
The solar system will power lights and fans in the church and two homes. It will also recharge the batteries for the equipment so that Divine Truth videos can be played in all of the parishes.