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 May 2014 caring for a total of 128 children Contact: Graham Pountain email:,  Tel 01254 879694
Teachers in Training:  Above are our 8 students all at Blackburn College and looking for an opportunity to visit your church, school or organisation.  They are renown for their acappella singing from African tribal songs to English Christmas Carols.  They have sung at many different events including Spring Harvest, Church services, Schools, Exhibitions, Weddings,  from short 10 min slots to full 1 hour presentations.  If you have an opportunity for them to sing and perhaps hear their stories then please email: (there is no charge for their visit) 
Sept - Oct  2014 - UPDATE
Nearly all our children as at March 2013 May 2014 Update Page 1 May 2014 Update Page 2
Update May 2014 page 1 Download PDF for printing
Update May 2014 page 2 Download PDF for printing
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
MONTHLY MEETINGSYou are invited to our monthly meetings which are held on the first Sunday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. Click for more details
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The photo on the left shows Andrea having her hair ‘done’ by the  younger girls at Bethany and on the right Lynda entertaining two of our  boys. They were a great asset to Bethany and we thank them for their help and  resources they brought to Bethany.  Click here to see their report.  Alison and Warren (both tutors from Blackburn College) arrived on  Sunday the 3rd August and left on the 22nd August.  They taught  various subjects and helped in many different ways.  A report from  them is promised soon.
Photos from the July 2014 Trip Yitwimila Primary School (19pics), Portrait pics (129pics), Netball (32pics), Football (5pics), Agriculture (23pics), Studying (71pics),  Chores (19pics),  Playing (11pics), Groups (27pics),  Individuals (86pics),   Dining hall, kitchen and food (50pics),  School (15pics)
The large photo above shows the layout of the classrooms and staffroom. The inset  photo shows a close-up of classrooms 1 & 2.  These photos were taken in the  middle of August and we are told all three roofs have been finished and much of the  rendering completed. David will bring back photos when he returns from his trip at  the end of September.  School Registration: An inspector has already visited and made  recommendations as to the next step in the registration process.  We hope to  eventually have registration in January 2014.  
From left to right: Deborah, Rehema, Fatuma, Sophia, Stella, Mpelwa, Nkamba and Elizabeth Summer Volunteers at Bethany
Zip along for Bethany! How about doing something really daring next year in support of the amazing work of Bethany!? We are looking for brave folk to whizz down a zip wire from the shard of the Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays, across the Manchester Ship Canal basin to the Lowry Centre on the other side! It will cost you £30 to book and the places are very limited - as you will appreciate - the sponsorship possibilities are exciting - and all the safety aspects and insurance implications are fully covered by Zipslides UK who run events like this around the country each year. If you are keen - don't wait book and send your £30 booking fee to me (payable to Derek Hartley) to secure your place. If you find that you can't do that date - we will immediately refund your booking fee in full. Go on - have a go - I did it last year for The Leprosy Mission and it was absolutely brilliant!! Derek Hartley, 60 Pleckgate Rd. Blackburn BB1 8NZ email Tel 01254-676545
Diary of events: Saturday 13th September: Bethesda URC Church Burnley, Cummunity Fare 11am-2pm (The girls will sing in two sessions 11.45 and 12.45) Sunday 14th September: URC Church in Chorley: Service starts 10.30am. (The girls take part in the service) Sunday 19th October: St James Church, St James Road, Blackburn. 11am Service (The girls to have a major role in the service) Sunday 26th October: Westbury Gardens URC, Blackburn. 10,30am Service. (The girls to take part in the service) Thursday 20th November: Costa Cafe - Tesco Burnley BB11 2HE. 7.30-8.30pm (Event run by the Salvation Army - girls to take part) Friday 28th November: Singing at Tesco Extra, Accrington 7-8pm (Girls will sing a variety of songs including Christmas Carols) Saturday 13th December: Singing at Tesco Extra, Accrington 7-8pm (Girls will sing a variety of songs including Christmas Carols) Saturday 20th December: Singing at Accrington Mkt Hall, 10.30-11.30am (Girls will sing a variety of songs including Christmas Carols) Saturday 20th December: Singing at Tesco Extra, Accrington 4-5pm (Girls will sing a variety of songs including Christmas Carols)