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
JAN - March - 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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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
Photos taken during the June 2019 trip by Graham  (Click on the link to load the Album) Chores  - Individuals  - Groups Food  Play  Kibandas UV-repair  Misc
Above: Happy children
Above: Food preparation
Above: Stirring the porridge
Above: Little boys dorm
JUNE 2019 Update
Above: New outfits for the choir
Above: Art and craft work with Pete and Kim
In preparation for the visit we have produced 7,500 3 fold leaflets available FOC on request. Click on the pictures to enlarge
To commemorate the visit we have produced these small bookmarks which we hope to hand out to everyone we visit
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
Want to see what happened during the Choirs last visit to the UK in 2019 Click Here
Please see our list of Venues for both Church Services and Presentations (Click here) These will updated as they are booked
Choir tour highlights 2019 The tour lasted 7 weeks, started on Friday 1st November and finished on the Sunday the 22nd December. The 14 children plus 2 adults flew from Manchester airport on Monday the 23rd December and arrived back at Bethany on Tuesday lunchtime the 24th Dec. They visited 95 schools, 35 churches, 1 prison, 1 police station, They sang in Tesco’s Padiham and in the Market Hall,  Accrington. They travelled  2,722 miles in the minibus and used 543 litres of Diesel costing £679.89 The largest donation from a primary school was just over £1,100. Two churches made donations of just over £1600. One supporter made a donation of £1,000. A total of 34 individuals have shown an interest in supporting the work through monthly donations and 13 have started. These monthly donations start at £5 per month. If you are interested in making a regular or one off donation click here.
Photos of children with the goods they brought back with them from the UK. Click on to enlarge
New Video below - Flashback to July 2005
Accident update Thursday 27th Feb As reported earlier our Landrover was invloved in an accident on Sunday 23rd February in which the vehicle hit a pothole and then careered into a tree.  No other vehicle or pedestrians were involved. The Landrover was taking members of the choir to a nearby church near Bulima. There were 15 children and driver in the Landrover at the time and one young boy Baraka Juma died at the scene, other children were injured some more seriuosly than others.  A nearby boarding school ‘Lion of Judah’ helped the injured and provided their school bus to take the injured children to hospital. To them we are most thankful.  Since then all of the children have returned to Bethany but some have gone back to hospital since their injuries were not healing as hoped for.  The local police are investigating the accident and both the driver Kulwa Chacha and Jesca are being held responsible for the accident. We appreciate all your prayers and concern and also a gift of £1,000 from Hurstwood church towards the medical fees and legal costs.