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
June - Sept.  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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Left: Short 22min video of various clips from around Bethany showing the School and children’s home.
Above: A short video introducing the Choir
They set off at 04.00 hours from Bethany on Tuesday morning and arrived In Oswaldtwistle  16.00 hours Thursday afternoon the 22nd September, a three day journey.  They are here to celebrate our Silver anniversary (25 years in October this year since the first building block was laid at Bethany in October 1991). So far of the 114 slots available for visits to schools we have filled 77. They have a couple of days rest before starting their tour with the first event on Saturday (see below).  Hopefully our choir will return refreshed and encouraged by their visit. If you are considering a visit contact Graham: email or phone 01254 879694.
Below: Our First Public Event, a chance to meet and hear the choir.
Presentations / Concerts Places you will be most welcome (continually updated)
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 2nd Oct. Bamford Chapel United Reformed Church, Norden Road, Bamford, OL11 5PQ. 6.00pm Sunday 9th October Revidge Fold URC Church,Shear Brow, Blackburn BB1 8DS (10.30am Service) 10 min slot Sunday 16th October The Mission, Goitside, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 7XD (10.30am Service) 30 min slot Sunday 23rd October, Union Road Community Church,309-317 Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington BB5 3JD (10.30am Service) full service 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
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 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
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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.