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
Nov - Dec 2015 - UPDATE Nearly all our children as at March 2013
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, Heather Jeffrey, Isabel Jones, Paul Pountain
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Classrooms 1 and 2 on the left, Staffroom and Head teachers office in the centre and Classrooms 3 and 4 on the right
10 or 20 miles Canal towpath walk/run/cycle from dawn to dusk  
On Saturday the 2nd January 2016 Starting 8am Gannow Lane bridge, Burnley BB12 6QP (next to New Life Church – Burnley) to Riley Green Bridge, Preston (opp. the ‘Boat Yard Inn’ - PR5-0SP) Half way point (10 miles) is Hermitage Street Bridge, Rishton, BB1 4NL (Canal View Cafe) which will be open for toilets and refreshments and will be the finish location for those doing the half-walk-a-thon (10 miles)
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Now an unofficial event 
On the right is an invitation to our Christmas Celebration.  It is the last Christmas the older girls will be available as all 4 finish their courses next June.
On the left are two videos taken in November. The first is the popular Baba Yetu which is the Lord’s Prayer in Kiswahil and was written for the game ‘Civilisation’. The second is the Christmas song; Little Drummer Boy sung by some children in std 6
Awards for the week at the Friday afternoon assembly
Above you see a group of children having received their awards.  Each week on a Friday afternoon the school has a special assembly at which the awards are presented. Our school has been registered since July and in January we will start admitting the youngest and poorest children from the local village.  He have places for 45 new children who will join toddlers, reception and std 1.
Above you see progress of our new teachers accommodation unit which will house our ten UK trained teachers.  There are 6 bedrooms each with a washbasin, a large lounge/work area, two showers and two WC’s.  We hope to include a couple of solar panels as the mains electricity is sometimes off all day.
Above; children with their new school uniforms. Our numbers will rise to over 100 children in our primary school from January with approx a third coming from the local village and two thirds will be our resident children.  We are not a fee paying school as none of the children we accept would be able to afford a fee. 
Possible new 4 bedroomed house for Older boys
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Our Latest Newsletter is here - November 2015 SWINGING!
Above: Sadly our organised walk-a-thon has beome an unofficial walk since the Canal and River Trust asked us to remove all our posters and apply for permission together with risk assessment, route map etc.  As there were less than 20 people who had shown an interest we decided it better to ask those who intended to take part to do so as individuals.  However this means that there would be no insurance or stewards.