What we are getting up to in Nairobi

Archive for August, 2011

Wow Phase 1 finally done!

 Progress update on the SIL Intranet

Phase 1 of 3 has been completed; the intranet has now been fully developed, and tested. (woohoo!!)

This was an absolute mamouth undertaking, but glad its finally all developed
However, this isn’t the end, we now have 2 more phases to move onto

Phase 2 will consist of loading content. documents and tagging for the internal search engine.
Identifying and training the correct people to manage the system.

Phase 3 will be training the staff on how to use the intranet to speed up their productivity, and rolling out to the whole organisation.

WorldWide Statistics of Bible Translation

6,800+

…the number of languages spoken in the world today

2,000+

…the number of languages without any of the Bible, but with a possible need of a Bible translation to begin

about 340 million

…the number of people who speak the 2,000 languages where translation projects have not yet begun

1,500+

…the number of translation programs where Wycliffe is currently at work

nearly 75%

…amount of the world’s remaining Bible translation needs that are located in the three areas of greatest need

1,211

…the number of language communities which have access to the New Testament in their heart language

457

…the number of language communities which have access to the entire Bible in the language they understand best

6.5 billion+

…the population of the world

I reckon they should just all learn english, but apparently its not going to happen 😉

 

Alpha Course Finished

I always find alpha both draining and very rewarding

Had such a nice group and made some cool friends.
As usual the group always fliters down, but we kept around the 8-1o mark (about 15 started)

Unfortunatly location was an issue as we are in the suburbs and with Nairobi traffic, people found it difficult to make it across town in time, but we had a great time with the guys that managed to make it

we watched the alpha video’s, that Nicky Gumbel is a funny guy!

It is great to see people growing!

 

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