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 2021 caring for more than 161 children at our Children’s home, and over 300 children in our school. Contact: Graham Pountain email:  Tel 01254 879694
April - June - 2021 - 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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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
Our New Toyota 13 seater Landcruiser has arrived at the main dealers in Dar-es-Salaam Thanks to all those who contributed
Bethany Choir copied a video of Dave Wesley singing ‘God of Angel Armies’.  This video shows Dave Wesley talking about the Bethany Choirs version
Latest News: Toyota Tanzania have informed us that our new 13 seater Land Cruiser has arrived and is ready for delivery once we have sorted out all the paperworks and managed to obtain the Customs and VAT exemptions. You can imagine that Jesca is now working hard on obtaining all the necessary forms and letters etc. We have seen a video of this particular Landcruiser model on youtube (see video clip below) and the good news is that all 13 rear seat have seat belts!
History Timeline Highlights 1989 - 2020 Click here
This web page is in the process of being updated with news from Tanzania. To see our last update Jan - March 2021  click here
To view our last update January - March. 2021 Click here
Below is a video of the Toyota Landcruiser we have on order
Bethany Pre and Primary School: Report for first 3 months of new school year January to March 2021 Extracts below.  For full report and photos click here. We give thanks to God for the gift of life and all the achievements in our first school term. It is such a privilege to be the Headteacher at the Bethany school and have the opportunity to continue serving the vision and deliver the best education to all our children. The re-opening of school has gone well and procedures appear to be working well. The children are enjoying being back in school and staff have worked incredibly hard to keep things as normal as possible and provide a full curriculum. For full report and photos click here.
New Staff Toilets - Opened April 2021
Here are our new staff toilets. Each unit consists of two WC’s, one hand basin and one shower. Click here for photos of the inside.
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Two new Classrooms for the Bethany Pre and Primary School Progress as of April 2021 Click here for more photos
Please visit a website from: St Michael with St John Church of England Primary School who are supporting Bethany - click here
The purpose for this walk was to do something firstly to challenge ourselves, develop sense of resilience and perseverance in life but most importantly to try and raise some funds to help with our community outreach programme starting next week which will include: building a simple house for two families in the village we've identified and also supporting another family to refurbish their mud-brick house. Secondly, groups of children will take turns to visit the hospitals to meet and pray with individuals and help with basics such as soap, body jelly, and food. As well as visiting hospitals, some kids, especially those at the age of 18 and above wanted to visit our nearest prison which will be in Bariadi or Musoma and learn something from this. These are just ideas, we'll implement each as we see fit and considering the time we have. However, my priority is just trying to get the children and willing staff to be actively involved into the surrounding community by seeing the needs and responding by using their time and energy to respond to people in need. (Report by Jesca Paulo)
Village Support fund (Community Outreach Programme) The 26 miles (42 km) walk for the Community Outreach Programme was completed on Saturday the 5 June. It was from Bethany to Lamardi.  Some of the staff and many of the older children took part
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Above: After the walk
Above: Before the walk