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 2015 caring for a total of 127 children Contact: Graham Pountain email:,  Tel 01254 879694
Nov - Dec 2015 - UPDATE Nearly all our children as at March 2013
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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Classrooms 1 and 2 on the left, Staffroom and Head teachers office in the centre and Classrooms 3 and 4 on the right
Above are two videos taken in November. The first is the popular Baba Yetu which is the Lord’s Prayer in Kiswahil and was written for the game ‘Civilisation’. The second is the Christmas song; Little Drummer Boy sung by some children in std 6.
Awards for the week at the Friday afternoon assembly
Above you see a group of children having received their awards.  Each week on a Friday afternoon the school has a special assembly at which the awards are presented. Our school has been registered since July and in January we will start admitting the youngest and poorest children from the local village.  He have places for 45 new children who will join toddlers, reception and std 1.
Above you see progress of our new teachers accommodation unit which will house our ten UK trained teachers.  There are 6 bedrooms each with a washbasin, a large lounge/work area, two showers and two WC’s.  We hope to include a couple of solar panels as the mains electricity is sometimes off all day.
Above; children with their new school uniforms. Our numbers will rise to over 100 children in our primary school from January with approx a third coming from the local village and two thirds will be our resident children.  We are not a fee paying school as none of the children we accept would be able to afford a fee. 
Possible new 4 bedroomed house for Older boys
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Our Latest Newsletter is here - November 2015
Christmas Celebration: Our Christmas Celebration was attended by almost 100 people and the girls sang several Christmas songs including carols and prayer songs. They also did a sketch comparing Christmas here to Christmas in Tanzania. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the event, not least the mince pies and cakes! Gift cards: Jemma (team member) has organised some gift cards costing £30 which would provide for a school uniform  for a village child for 1 year.  More details will follow. NEW VIDEOS: We have added several new videos as well as those on the left The first is the video we showed at the Christmas Celebration interval which is 30mins long and shows footage from years ago to the present. The link is here. The second video is a collection of three songs (8mins) together with video footage of scenes new and old. The link is here.
Our unofficial Walkathon went ahead on Saturday the 2nd January 2016. Of the 21 walkers 14 did the whole 20miles and 6 did the 10 miles.  The event went ahead without incident and we hope to have raised about £800 which will be doubled to £1,600.  Thanks to all those who took part especially our younger members and also some of our older members 2 of whom were over 70yrs of age.  Link to more photos here.