CHILDREN’S HOME and SCHOOLMagu District, Mwanza Region, Tanzania. E. AfricaWe 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 2017 caring for a total of 144 childrenContact: Graham Pountainemail: email@example.com, Tel 01254 879694
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: firstname.lastname@example.orgTrustees: Graham Pountain, David Borland OBE, Heather Jeffrey, Isabel Jones, Paul Pountain
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This January (2017) we have 216 children enrolled at our new Primary school. 114 children are Bethany children (resident) and 102 are local village children. We are an Independent English Medium School. The village children are provided with school uniform and all their learning resources as well as breakfast and lunch each day. We do not charge any fees as we only enrol the poorest children in the village. Below is a panoramic picture of the school showing the new classrooms on the right and left. We now have 8 classrooms, 4 of them in the final stages of completion just needing tiling and painting.
Picture taken Jan 2017 with most of our children and staff (click on pic to enlarge)
Wedding: Emmakulatha (our headteacher) is engaged to be married to Zephania, one of the staff at Bethany. They date is set for Saturday 10th June.
The three photos above show the building work in its final stages. On the day we left (27th Jan) only the tiles needed laying and the painting needed finishing.
New Videos taken January 2017
Song ‘Whom shall I fear’ inspired by Dave Wesley, also known as ‘God of Angel armies’
Song ‘My Guardian’ inspired by Ben Cantelon
Bethany Staff sing a Kiswahili worship song
New School Bell
To see all the children who are attending Bethany Primary schoolClick here to open the album
A multi purpose building at Bethany would be very useful. The cost would be about £25,000 for a building 9 metres by 16 metres.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of our long time supporters. Derek Hartley and his wife Jo have been supporting Bethany since it started over 25 years ago and since his retirement in 2012 Derek has organised several fund raisers including the Morecambe bay walk, a Zip wire event and a Quiz. He was a great encourager and an inspiration to us all including all his fellow Christians. He will be greatly missed.Derek’s Funeral will be on Wednesday the 22nd February 10.30am at St. James Church, St James Street, Blackburn, BB1 8EL. Donations instead of flowers will be shared by: The Leprosy Mission, Blackburn Food Bank and the Bethany Project.