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 November 2017 caring for a total of 245 children Contact: Graham Pountain email:,  Tel 01254 879694
Oct. - Dec. 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 However, the old outdated Bethany main index page is here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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Photos from the Nov 2017 visit click here
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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 (above) our new coordinator is busy drawing up new contracts, codes of conduct and various policies needed to make Bethany run smoothly.  Working closely with David Borland our treasurer she is hoping to have them all in place for the start of the new year.  In the new year Jesca is hoping to obtain the necessary permissions to start building our new secondary.  At the moment time is taken up with legal and criminal matters with regard to our previous manager and his wife which we hope will be resolved in the near future.
Above left to right Stella, Fatuma, Nkamba, Elizabeth, Jesca and Mpelwa
Above: Ruth, Anna and Mariam
All the above are gainfully employed at Bethany either at the Bethany school or the children’s home. They were all trained in the UK at Blackburn College and excel in their use of the English language.  Recently two of our UK trained teachers, Rehema and Debora have obtained teaching posts elsewhere and the Bethany influence is spreading further.  Emmakulatha our head teacher has been ill recently so please remember her in your prayers.  We also have a number of Tanzanian trained teachers, care workers, cooks etc who are involved in the Bethany vision all of whom sacrifice upto 50% of their salary to be part of the team.
Above; Playground
Above: Ironing with a charcoal iron
Above: flipflop repair
Above: on our way to school
Jesca in her Office One of two ex-classrooms being converted to living accomodation UK trained young women now employed by Bethany Ironing
Above is a picture of a redundant classroom which is being converted back into accommodation with two toilets, two showers and a washbasin. Mwita is our assistant coordinator and has learned his trade from both Accrington and Blackburn Colleges.  He together with Jesca will oversee all the maintenance and building work at Bethany.
These three girls would love the opportunity of following in their sisters footsteps and studying at Blackburn College on the two year CACHE course.  They are just finishing their form 4 exams (GCE O levels) and if Blackburn College agreed would need to sit their IELTS exam next year sometime.  Presently they will be helping out with the teaching at the Bethany school until any firm decisions are made.
Above: Slashers for Cutting grass
John Waith visits Bethany and helps with the maths teaching and also takes part in the Sunday service.  The children were very grateful and John promised to visit again some time hopefully in the new year.
Below is a video taken in November 2017 showing the children and staff at work and play
Happy New Year Next Update will be at the end of January 2018