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 2017 caring for a total of 144 children Contact: Graham Pountain email:,  Tel 01254 879694
Aug. - Sept. 2017 - 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 However, the old outdated Bethany main index page is here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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Other songs on Youtube - click on the title Imella,  Prayer song (Swahili),  Out-takes (funny?),  ‘Lord I life your name on high’
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Web pages being updated
New School Bell
To see all the children who are attending Bethany Primary school Click here to open the album
A multi purpose building at Bethany would be very useful. The cost would be about £25,000 for a building 9 metres by 16 metres.
Jesca our new coordinator and Mwita our site manager.  They are both enjoying their new positions and Mwita is on a short military training course as he will take charge of the Bethany gun when completed.  He also looks after all the maintenance jobs around Bethany.  Jesca is getting to grips with all the administration work at Bethany and is assisted by Fatuma who is helping with the accounts.  Recently not only have Daniel and Eliada resigned but also three others including our resident joiner.  We look forward to improved efficiencies.
Waiting for school to start
Above: Early morning clean up
Bethany Children
The photo on your left was taken in August 2017. Presently we have 124 children on site with 12 older children in temporary foster care, 2 older children at 6th form College and 3 more at further education establishments. Bringing the total to 141 children in our care with another 104 children from the village at our Primary school.  A total  of 245 children are benefiting from Bethany.
Above - Nearly all the 124 children living on site with some of their teachers and carers
Jesca and her fellow trustees are reorganising the work the children do at weekends and holidays.  As a result they have more time to work on the Bethany land to grow crops and also more time to study.  Two bundles of second-hand clothes (grade 2) have been bought to clothe our children with work clothes and best clothes for Sunday. The total cost was 360,000Tsh (approx £126) which works out at about £1 per child. School uniforms and shoes had already been purchased.
Above; 23 secondary age children (on site)
Above: Kulwa stirring the porridge
Above: Cleaning the large saucepans
Above: 6 new dining tables (6 more to come)
Above: Rice and beans -yumee!
Faustine Duttu our Lawyer acting on our behalf.
Above: The youtube video above is about the achievements so far of Tanzania’s new President - Mr Magufuli.  So far he has made a huge difference in stamping out corruption.  Bill Gates of Microsoft fame was so impressed he donated 300 million US dollars to aid developments.