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: graham@pountain.net,  Tel 01254 879694
June- August  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: graham@pountain.net Trustees: Graham Pountain, David Borland OBE, Heather Jeffrey, Isabel Jones, Paul Pountain
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It is now definite - the trip is on - starting September 23rd to November 25th. 
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Above: Short 22min video of various clips from around Bethany showing the School and children’s home.
Right: 14 of our older children had decided to be baptised and so on Saturday 18th June they along with about 150 others went down to the lake for full immersion baptism.  Afterwards they had a first communion service. Click here for more photos
Left: Jesca our group leader
Above: 12 children of our group - preparing
Above: Elizabeth, Nkamba and Stella (our trainee teachers) who will join the group
Above: A short video introducing the Choir
Above: 7 songs in 7minutes choir practice
Above: Parents meeting for the school
We celebrate our Silver anniversary (25 years in October this year since the first building block was laid in October 1991) Our Choir will be visiting Schools, Churches, Colleges and other organisations throughout their visit raising awareness of life as a child in Africa and of course the work of the Bethany Project.  Our choir will return refreshed and encouraged by their visit. If you are considering a visit contact Graham: email graham@pountain.net or phone 01254 879694.
Below: Our First Public Event, a chance to meet and hear the choir.
Places you will be most welcome (continually updated) Presentations / Concerts
Churches we will be visiting to which everyone is welcome
Above: Our choir with one of their new outfits
Sunday 25th September Trinity URC Church, Brownhill, Blackburn, BB1 9QY (10.30am Service) 15 min slot Sunday 2nd October Ernest Street Baptist Chapel Walmsley Cl, Church, Accrington BB5 4HL ( 10.30am Service) 10 min slot Sunday 9th October Revidge Fold URC Church,Shear Brow, Blackburn BB1 8DS (10.30am Service) 10 min slot Sunday 15th October The Mission, Goitside, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 7XD (10.30am Service) 20 min slot Sunday 23rd October, Union Road Community Church,309-317 Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington BB5 3JD (10.30am Service) 10 min slot More to follow
History of the visit in 2012 (click here).  Sadly the links to the photos no longer work. History of the visit in 2009 (click here). Sadly the links to the photos no longer work
Saturday 24th Sept. Ernest Street Baptist Chapel, Walmsley Close, Church, Accrington, BB5 4HL. 7.30 - 9.00pm Welcome Evening. Oct. 1st Sat. Trinity URC Church Brownhill, Blackburn, BB1 9QY.  7 - 9pm  Presentation. All welcome
Did we visit you in 2012? Click here to see the list
Below: 3 Fold Flyers available on request contact graham@pountain.net or phone 01254 879694 For inner flyer in PDF click here For outer 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 money to Bethany funds.