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: graham@pountain.net  Tel 01254 879694
Jan - March  2019 - UPDATE
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 However, the old outdated Bethany main index page is here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: graham@pountain.net 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
Other songs on Youtube - click on the title Imella,  Prayer song (Swahili),  Out-takes (funny?),  ‘Lord I lift your name on high’
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A multi purpose building at Bethany would be very useful. The cost would be about £23,000 for a building 8 metres by 14 metres.
Above: Worship song led by Leah Charles  The song title is UTUTANGULIE BWANA. Which means asking God to guide us on our way as we long to reach to heaven. Also, we ask God to be with us in various issues  such as studies and life in general.
Above photo shows nearly all our children resident at Bethany plus our boys staying at Kitongo.
News from Bethany February 2019 ( trip by Graham Pountain )
Above: Jesca in her Office
A few of our children talking about life at Bethany
A few of our children talking about life at Bethany
An Aerial View of Bethany
The Bethany Project BOOK is now available 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: graham@pountain.net
Our new Chapel/Classroom is almost complete.  It measures 14metres by 8metres and is large enough to accommodate all our children and teachers.  As I left on the 5th Feb the tiling had just been completed and all that is needed now are the doors, glass in the louvre windows, white board and light fittings. We shall use it for assemblies, toddlers classroom and for drama productions etc.  It may also be used for village meetings.  We have received a substantial donation to help with the provision of this great resource.
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Here you see our board of Trustees. From left to right: Emmakulatha (head teacher), Sophia (works at Forever Angels), Duttu (our lawyer) Jesca (coordinator) and Mwita (assistant coordinator).  Together with the funding organisation they are responsible for both the day to day running of Bethany and the vision for the future.  At a meeting on the 26th January it was decided that the next phase of Bethany would be a programme of refurbishment and consolidation before considering the provision of a secondary school.
Some of our youngsters looking forward to the possibility of visiting the UK for an experience of a lifetime, seeing a different culture, a different set of values. They will be coming to represent Tanzania, their fellow brothers and sisters at Bethany and of course themselves.  They will have a full programme including a great emphasis on the learning of the English language.
This web page is in the process of being updated
Fund Raiser for Bethany organised by Pete and Kim Rawlinson
To book tickets click here
For more information email: rawlinsonkim@ymail.com