Humanitarian Projects Needing Volunteers

Entry DateNovember 3, 2017

What is the name of the project?

LIFE Academy

Organization name

myLIFEspeaks

What country is the project located?

Haiti

Website

mylifespeaks.com

Primary contact

Brian O'Neil

Email

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US Phone Number

(334) 444-4833

Is the organization capable and agreeable to communicating several times per week during the design stage?

Yes

Explain the humanitarian need for this project and how this project can meet the need.

myLIFEspeaks purchased a parcel of land for the campus of the LIFE Academy in 2016. The organization is in need of a site plan and design of the guest and staff housing units. Additionally, there will be an ongoing need to design the school buildings, community center, performing arts center, office and public health building on the campus. myLIFEspeaks is in the process of accepting donated land from a local Haitian for the purpose of building a hospital to serve the surrounding area. All drawings will be not for construction and stamped by a Haitian architect and engineers for permitting purposes.

What is the mission statement of the organization you represent?

Developing a Christ-centered commUNITY in Neply, Haiti through Orphan Care & Prevention, Education, and Public Health

What humanitarian category does the project best fit under?

orphan care & prevention, education, public health

Describe the current budget situation. Is the land owned outright? What has been spent on the project and what is the estimated remaining costs? What is the strategy for attaining outstanding funds? Please provide as many specifics as possible.

myLIFEspeaks is well funded and believes it has sufficient funds to build the first two buildings as soon as drawings are finished and permitted. Additionally, the ministry is well connected with significant support in the Houston and Nashville areas. They are also in discussions with the Tim Tebow Foundation and JK Rowling Foundation for large grants associated to their innovative work in Haiti.

Describe the land situation. Has land been procured? Has a site been selected? Was land donated from the local government? Is a deed in-hand? Is the organization currently looking for land?

The land was purchased outright in 2016.

What is typical price per square meter for construction in this region?

$30-150/sf

Is the organization capable of hosting (transportation, lodging, translation, safety, etc.) designer site visits? Design teams typically consist of 2-6 people and stay for 7 days.

Yes. The group hosts 600-700 visitors each year.

What are the specific program desires for the project. How many buildings, stories, and floor plan square meters? Provide a detailed list of rooms desired and their specific intent.

See the attached site plan

Provide any additional information that should be considered.

Brian O'Neil with Third Lens Ministries is serving as Program Manager. Please contact him for more details.

Explain the desired timeline from the project. When do you hope to start and finish construction? Will construction occur in phases?

The need for design on the first two buildings is immediate with construction hoping to begin in Q1 2018. The other buildings can be developed in concept over the next 6-18 months.

Upload an additional pertinent project information.

Rapport-geotechnique-Leogane.pdf

Upload an documents pertaining to this project.

2017-Conceptual-Drawings-Newman.pdf

Upload land documents.

fwdsurveyandtopographicaldrawingsinleogane.zip