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 2018 caring for more than 251 children at our Children’s home, our school and via fostering. Contact: Graham Pountain email:  Tel 01254 879694
March - May  2020 - UPDATE
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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As an Atheist by Mathew Parris Full article click here
Other songs on Youtube - click on the title Imella,  Prayer song (Swahili),  Out-takes (funny?),  ‘Lord I lift your name on high’
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An Aerial View of Bethany
The Bethany Project BOOK has gone for a re-print! Ever wanted to know how Bethany started, the people involved and the children it serves then this book is for you. The cost has been met by special donations and the book is available for a donation of £5 plus postage ( all the proceeds to Bethany funds) If you would like one then contact any of the team or email me:
This web page is in the process of being updated
Above: Happy children
Above: Food preparation
Above: Little boys dorm
JUNE 2019 Update
MONEY BOXES Below  are our new flat pack money boxes Click here for more info 
MONEY BOXES Below are our new reusable plastic money boxes suitable for shops/schools/churches etc. etc. Click here for more info
A new Vehicle for Bethany After the tragic accident on the 23rd Feb when our old Land Rover hit a pothole, careered into a tree killing one of our children and injuring many others it appears our old Land Rover pictured left is irrepairable ( a write off ).  Whilst we have another vehicle which is over 15 years old we believe it is time to replace our old Landrover with a new Toyota Land Cruiser and our old Land Cruiser can take over the duties of our now defunct Land Rover.  A new Toyota Land Cruiser like the one shown costs £46,000 bought from Toyota in Tanzania.  Whilst very expensive they are very well built and we expect it to last perhaps 25 years (like our old Land Rover). We intend to dedicate our new vehicle to the memory of Baraka.  If you can help fund raise towards this purchase we would be most grateful.
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Target to raise £46,000 so far by 1st May 2020 - £28,687 Updated every week
Click on the pdf icon to see the spec of the vehicle we would like
Click on the pdf icon to see the proforma Invoice for the 12 seater Land Cruiser
Below; Gina, Nkamba and Carlton
Below: Rebecca with Nkamba Feb 2020
Latest Trip Carlton, Gina and Rebecca visit Bethany February 2020 Click here to see Carlton’s report
Above: Our old Land Rover which has served us well over the last 23 years and is now irrepairable. Over the years it has been round the clock several times and used for everything we needed at Bethany as well as being used as an ambulance.
For those who would like to join our appeal to raise funds for the new Toyota Land Cruiser we have set up a Campaign page on Virgin Money Giving. Click here for Details
Click here to see Rebecca’s report
Click here to See Carlton’s photos
Click here to see Rebecca’s photos
Latest news from Bethany Tanzania 30th April 2020:  Coronavirus: So far the spread of the disease in Tanzania has been very slow. As of today they have only had 480 cases and 16 deaths.  However we don’t know how accurate these figures are but pray the  controls they have set in motion bear fruit. Court Case: The police have completed their investigation into the accident resulting in the death of Baraka Juma on Sunday the 23rd February 2020.  Jesca Paulo received a reprimand for allowing Kulwa Chacha to drive the Land Rover and Kulwa was found guilty of 7 driving offences and fined 630,000Tsh.  Both have shared the fine.  We are now looking at ways of improving the health and safety at Bethany and advising on policy and disciplinary procedures. Click here to see extracts from an email from Jesca (28/03/2020). Click here to see an email from Emmakulatha (headteacher) (31/03/2020)
Bethany Choir copied a video of Dave Wesley singing ‘God of Angel Armies’ This video shows Dave Wesley talking about the Bethany Choirs version