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 2014 caring for a total of 128 children Contact: Graham Pountain email:,  Tel 01254 879694
New Accommodation Block:  The photo above was taken in July showing the  completed accommodation block.  It consists of 4  bedrooms and a small reception area.  Jesca and Emma  together with other female teaching staff will stay here. 
New Classrooms:  The photo above shows the roof going on classrooms  one and two.  Progress has been slow over the last  couple of months but now the two verandahs are  complete the roof should soon take shape.  
July - August  2014 - UPDATE
Other News: Reunion Weekend and Wedding: This years annual Reunion weekend took place on the 12-13th July.  This years was very different as it included the wedding of Joyce to Baraka.  Summer Trips:  Lynda and Andrea arrived on the 23rd July and leave on the 5th August.  Alison and Warren (both tutors from Blackburn College) should arrive on Sunday the 3rd August and leave on the 22nd August.  They will all be busy teaching various subjects and be taking all the teaching resources with them.  We look forward to hearing how they went on. Visa Problems: Sadly we have had problems with the time taken to process the visas for our new students.  The processing time was published as 10 days but now we are told 15days and longer so our initial time scale has changed and flights had to be cancelled.  Even so we hope the girls arrive in good time to start their first term in September.
Nearly all our children as at March 2013 May 2014 Update Page 1 May 2014 Update Page 2
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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 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, Heather Jeffrey, Isabel Jones, Paul Pountain
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First Bethany Wedding: Baraka was married to Bethany girl Joyce John Malale  on Saturday the 12th July (at Bethany).  This was a  Christian wedding and registered with the government  giving Joyce certain rights which otherwise she would not  have. We encourage all our ex Bethany children to be  legally married and hopefully in a Christian context.   
Latest News - Jesca and Emmakulatha are now back at  Bethany and settling into their new roles as volunteer  teachers.  They are busy organising timetables for extra  studies for all the children when they arrive home from  school.  They have also visited the local government  primary school and spoken to them about the importance of  teaching the children as opposed to beating them.  Our  other 5 girls (Sophia, Fatuma, Rehema, Mpelwa and  Debora) are helping out at the school every morning and  helping Jesca and Emma with the teaching in the afternoon  and evenings.     
Sophia gains first class honours degree
This photo shows Sophia in her graduation gown as her  results show she has gained a first class honours  degree in ‘Education’ awarded by Lancaster University  studied for at Blackburn College. 
Left to right: Stella, Elizabeth, Nkamba, Debora, Mpelwa, Reheama, Sophia and Fatuma
Students for Blackburn College: The photo above shows 3 prospective students (Stella,  Elizabeth and Nkamba) who hope to fly to England as soon  as their visas are processed to join the other 5 (Debora,  Mpelwa, Rehema, Sophia and Fatuma) who are already  studying at Blackburn College. 
Photos from the July 2014 Trip Yitwimila Primary School (19pics), Portrait pics (129pics), Netball (32pics), Football (5pics), Agriculture (23pics), Studying (71pics),  Chores (19pics),  Playing (11pics), Groups (27pics),  Individuals (86pics),  Dining hall, kitchen and food (50pics),  School (15pics)
The photo above shows some of our younger children  with their new woolly jumpers knitted by one of our  supporters. 
The photo above shows Debora helping out with the  teaching at the local government primary school 
The photo above shows a new UV filter doubling the  capacity of purified water together with a pressure pump to  deliver the water around site. 
Photo above of two of our younger girls tending the crops at Bethany