CHILDREN’S HOME and SCHOOL Magu District, Mwanza Region, Tanzania. E. Africa We are a small team of Christians working together to help the most vulnerable children and people in a rural area of Tanzania. East Africa. We are involved in providing financial support and volunteers to visit both long and short term to share in the work both here and in Tanzania. As of February 2015 caring for a total of 127 children Contact: Graham Pountain email:,  Tel 01254 879694
Oct. - Nov.  2016 - UPDATE
Photos from the June Trip 2016: All children (13pics), New children (14 pics),  Baptisms (70 pics) Village children with carers (53 pics),  Football (20 pics),  Play (43 pics), Chores (26 pics),  Individuals  (32 pics),  Groups (49 pics), Choir  (46 pics),  Teachers  (31 pics),  Views (16 pics),  odd (12 pics) 25,000+ Photos in 632 Albums from May 2007 to Present 140 Youtube videos from August 2007 to present
Greetings from Bethany,  This is our temporary web page due to the fact the old computer failed and at the moment I am unable to update the old pages. However, the old Bethany main index page is here
The Bethany Project (often referred to as the Bethany Family) is registered in Tanzania as an NGO no. 8059. It is administered by the The Bethany Project (Tanzania) UK (Reg. Charity no 517995),   Reg. Address: 2 Aspen Fold, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 4PH.  Tel 01254 879694.  email: Trustees: Graham Pountain, David Borland OBE, Heather Jeffrey, Isabel Jones, Paul Pountain
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Above: Short 22min video of various clips from around Bethany showing the School and children’s home.
Above: A short video introducing the Choir
Today is Saturday the 22nd Oct and we have nearly finished out 4th Week of the tour. David our treasurer has mentioned that whilst many of the school’s pupils and staff have been very generous as have the churches we’ve visited yet what we really need is ongoing monthly giving to sustain our work over the coming weeks and years. If you are reading this and you feel you could commit yourself to a monthly figure then you can do so online by clicking here. Many thanks to all of our supporters and we still have a very limited number of places left for local schools and some evening and weekend slots. Telephone Graham on 01254 879694 or email:
Below: Our NEXT Public Event, 
Presentations / Concerts Places you will be most welcome (continually updated)
Churches we will be visiting to which everyone is welcome
Sunday 30th Oct. Hindley Green Family Church, Atherton Rd, Wigan WN2 4SQ. 10.45am Friday 4th Nov. Holden Chapel, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, BB7 4PG 7.00-9.00pm Presentation with Refreshments Sunday 6th Nov. Whalley Parish Church, Church Ln, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9SY 10.00am Sunday 6th Nov. Trinity Community Church, Christ Church Square, Accrington BB5 2NA 2.00 - 4.00 pm Bethany monthly meeting + refreshments More dates and venues - click here
History of the visit in 2012 (click here). History of the visit in 2009 (click here). Sadly the links to the photos don’t always work
Tuesday 25th Oct. Nelson Independent Methodist, Netherfield Rd, Nelson, BB9 9AW 7.00 - 9.00 Presentation with refreshments Thursday 27th Oct. Aroma Cafe, 7 Infant Street, Accrington, BB5 1DZ 7.00 - 8.00 Presentation   Saturday 29th Oct. St. Andrew’s and St. George URC, St Georges Road, Bolton, BL1 2BX 7.00 – 9.00pm Presentation with Refreshments Sunday 30th Oct. Emmaus, Avondale Road, Chorley, PR7 2ED 5.45 - 6.45 pm Presentation with Refreshments More dates and venues - click here
Did we visit you in 2012? Click here to see the list
Below: 3 Fold Flyers available on request contact or phone 01254 879694 For inner flyer in PDF click here
Poster like the one below are available for download in PDF click here
Above: We have received a donation to buy a second hand minibus - here it is together with stick-on lettering. We will sell it when the choir returns with the proceeds to Bethany funds.
For outer flyer in PDF click here
Information for download 1) Letter to supporters click here 2) Letter to schools click here 3) Places we visited in 2012 click here
Calendars Celebrating the Tour 13 pages A4 for 2 donationAvailable at any of our events Front cover Page 1 January Page 3 March Page 4 April Page 5 May Page 6 June Page 7 July Page 8 August Page 9 September Page 10 October Page 11 November Page 12 December
As an Atheist by Mathew Parris Full article click here
Glyn Morris ex-policeman now retired Steve worked in prisons as a counsellor - now retired
Our volunteer (unpaid) minibus drivers: Glyn on the left who is an ex-policeman and Steve on the right who worked as a drug/alcohol worker in prisons.  Both are now retired and will have their DBS clearance certificates with them when they visit.
Above: Wednesday 19th Oct, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn Celebrating 200 years since the canal was opened
Each week of the Tour in Pictures Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5,
Below: One of the songs the children enjoy singing
Other songs on Youtube - click on the title Imella,  Prayer song (Swahili),  Out-takes (funny?),  ‘Lord I life your name on high’
Above: Rose with bucket (10 litres)
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