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
Jan - March  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 However, the old outdated Bethany main index page is here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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Above: Short 22min video of various clips from around Bethany showing the School and children’s home.
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 life your name on high’
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This January (2017) we have 216 children enrolled at our new Primary school.  114 children are Bethany children (resident) and 102 are local village children.  We are an Independent English Medium School.  The village children are provided with school uniform and all their learning resources as well as breakfast and lunch each day. We do not charge any fees as we only enrol the poorest children in the village. Below is a panoramic picture of the school showing the new classrooms on the right and left.  We now have 8 classrooms, 4 of them in the final stages of completion just needing tiling and painting.
Picture taken Jan 2017 with most of our children and staff (click on pic to enlarge)
Wedding:  Emmakulatha (our headteacher) is engaged to be married to Zephania, one of the staff at Bethany.  The date is set for Saturday 10th June.
The three photos above show the last 4 classrooms in their final stages. 
Web pages being updated
New Videos taken January 2017
Song ‘Whom shall I fear’ inspired by Dave Wesley, also known as ‘God of Angel armies’
Song ‘My Guardian’ inspired by Ben Cantelon
Bethany Staff sing a Kiswahili worship song
New School Bell
To see all the children who are attending Bethany Primary school Click here to open the album
Above: Collecting firewood for cooking
Above: The Dining Hall
Above video - Why girls need educating
Sophia with an update Jan 2017
Teachers and students have their voice
Above: Short Video of the Bethany Primary School
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.
Above:Birds Eye view of Bethany buildings Oct 16 Left: superimposed labels + future plans
Julie Lees is looking for sponsors. Every amount you sponsor her for will be doubled (up to £500). Click here to visit her sponsorship page
The Great North Swim on 10th June 2017
Peter Rawlinson’s 60th Birthday  20th May 2017
Peter says ‘I will be having a party to celebrate my 60th birthday.  Instead of gifts, I would be very grateful for donations to the Bethany Project’ Click here to celebrate & donate