CHILDREN’S HOME and SCHOOL Busega 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 Sept.2023 caring for more than 140+ children at our Children’s home, and over 370+ children in our Primary School. Contact: Graham Pountain email:  Tel 01254 879694
Oct. - Nov. - Dec. - 2023 - 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: 11 Ash Street, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire. BB5 3LN.  Tel 01254 879694.  email: Trustees: Graham Pountain, David Borland OBE, Heather Jeffrey, Isabel Jones, Paul Pountain
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As an Atheist by Mathew Parris Full article click here
JUNE 2019 Update
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
History Timeline Highlights 1989 - 2021 Click here
To view our last update July- Aug-Sept  Click here
NEW - Bethany as viewed from above
The Children’s home Click on image to enlarge
The School Click on image to enlarge
November 2022 Video - Update - Aspects of Bethany
Click here for our audited accounts March 2021 - March 2022
This video is about the people who run Bethany.  They tell their stories about how they came to Bethany, their education and their responsibilities at Bethany.
The Trip September the 20th till November the 8th 2023
November 2023  Our visiting group have now safely returned to Bethany Tanzania, The picture shows the 8 suitcases of mainly school resources they managed to take back with them. Each suitcase weighed 23 kilos and included 2 photocopier printers, a video projector, Laminates, Ink and Toner cartridges, Many many books and flashcards, second hand bath towels, unwanted school uniforms and also 10 very old secondhand laptops.  More news and photos to follow. See below
BIMONTHLY MEETINGS   Next meeting - Sunday February 4th (2024) 2pm Ernest Street Chapel, Ernest Street, Church, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington. BB5 4PH (location: what3words: rival.cross.votes )
Thursday 9th November 11amOur visiting group arrive back atBethany with 8 suitcasesFull of School ResorcesThank you to every one of our supporters
Above:  A short Video showing life at Bethany for the 3 girls visiting the UK Sept-Oct-Nov 2023
To make a one off donation Bank name HSBC Account name: The Bethany Project (Tanzania) UK Sort Code: 40-12-04 Account number: 01330624 Once you have made a transfer could you please email our Treasurer David to let him know if we can gift aid your donation. Contact: To become a regular supporter Please fill in the standing order form (Click here) Also, If you are able to gift aid your donation (Click here) To support a child in the home we calculate it costs £60 per month. To support a village child in the school costs approx £15 per month For Help please contact our treasurer; David by email: or phone: 01254 822004
Below: Past Videos
Click here for Facts about Bethany and Tanzania
Unpacking the suitcases
Please see attached std 7 national results.  I am so pleased that our children have done their very best, this class had a lot of mixed ability children,  most of the children were average. Out of 33 pupils who took the exam 9 children achieved an A average, 21 Bs and 3 Cs. I honestly did not expect to get these results, so I am very pleased with the results.  You will also be pleased to know that Abigail is one of the children who got an A average. Here is the link to the results Link to all the schools in our district
News from Emmakulatha Results for Std 7 children ready to go to Secondary School
New Donorsee page for Bethany (click here)
End of year School Report (by Emmakulatha - Head teacher)   I
 I am pleased to say that all our pupils and teachers have worked so hard and as the result we have managed to maintain a very good standard in terms of learning and teaching.  Our staff are very committed and dedicated to their work and this has really helped in so many ways especially serving our school vision and motivating our pupils to work hard and behave well. Thank you very much for your support,  you continue to inspire and motivate me to keep on serving our Bethany vision. Click on title for: Academic teachers report.   Annual results summary, Class 6-3,  Class 5-1Class 4-3,  Class 3-3 Class 2-3,  Class 1-3, Reception -3