NEWS

April - May 2009
Update in progress

March 2009 Trip (Over 500 Photos)
March best pics (19pics),  Video update March (1 video 9mins),  Karen’s (72 pics),

Dave’s (94 pics),  Power & Water (22pics),  Calf (5pics), New Girls (2pics),

Letters (54pics),  Older Girls (3pics),  Older Boys (12pics),  Children in standards (9pics),

 Sophia, Minza and Fatuma (6 pics),  Building work Video (1 video),  John Brindle’s (44pics),
Views (22pics),  Bethany staff (2pics),  Sunrise-set (16pics),  Just children (21pics),

Choir practice (100pics),  Food (19pics),  Chores (18pics),  Learning (13pics),
John Brindle’s report
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February 2009 Trip Eddie and Heather’s (43pics)
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NEW NEW NEW VIDEO CLIPS now on GOOGLE PICASA

Video Clips (via google picasa web album limited number)
Video clips (via Youtube - all )
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Latest news from Paul and Rebecca Pountain - Friday 15th May 2009

Paul and Rebecca returned safely from their three week trip where they helped with the education etc. A report will follow shortly. Click here for photos and Video from the trip.

Also new video clip from Dave and Vicky Shaw title ‘ Games the children play

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Latest news from Dave and Vicky Shaw - Monday 27th April 2009

The rains have come in Tanzania and at Bethany we have started planting tomatoes and onions which seem to be growing well. The children take turns in watering and weeding the plants. Easter Sunday was a special day at Bethany and we celebrated by having a special meal together. Preparations began very early in the morning and the children were split into teams and given various jobs to do. We had a Sunday service and there was a general celebratory feeling all day. Everyone was very excited at the return of Mwita from work in Mwanza and he encouraged the children to work hard and study using every opportunity to prepare them for life outside Bethany.
The standard 7 pupils are busy at school preparing for their exams in September and the choir are busy learning the English songs. Fatuma, Sophia and Minza the prospective Accrington and Rossendale students are continuing to study English and Computers at Bethany and are making good progress.
March Trip: John Brindle and Graham Pountain returned safely from Bethany on 29th March 2009. John completed assessments on the suitability of the three prospective students (Minza, Sophia and Fatuma) for a course of study at Accrington and Rossendale College  as well as spending some time repairing, improving and making new carpentry items at Bethany.  John also inspired our resident joiner and the care-workers that they could finish the ‘pouring’ of the lintels (ring beam) and complete the last few courses of block work on the new dining room and kitchen making it ready for the roof (more below).  Graham and John also spent a day traveling around the various training establishments our older children are attending (more below). John Brindle’s report
February Trip: Edward, Heather, Alex and Rebekah Jeffery.
Eddie & Heather Jeffery and their 2 children visited Bethany in February to encourage the Team and help where needed. It was fantastic to see the work that Karen was doing with the younger children and to see a working classroom with resources being used and easily accessible. The way forward for education was discussed and a number of avenues explored, but due to the nature of  Bethany (Children arriving in many cases with little or no primary education) and staff limitations it was decided that the children would continue at the village school supplemented with extra lessons at Bethany. Vicky and Dave are in the process of finalising a time to teach each week at the village school.Visits were also made to the Young people from Bethany who are either working or training in Mwanza and it was encouraging to see them maturing and, on the whole, working hard. Click here for pics
Adventure Playground !!!!!!!! - GREAT NEWS

We have been contacted by Lisa Statt (one of our faithful  USA supporters) who introduced us to Katie Kornfield with whom we discussed the possibility of a grant to build an adventure Playground.  Katie represents the Rock Foundation an organisation whose mission is:
‘to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health education and physical fitness.’’   Click here for the Rock foundation web site. We have to submit a plan of what we think would be best and a price for the work before final approval but hope this will be done in the next couple of weeks or so.
Ongoing Global Financial Crisis  some GOOD NEWS:

As reported in our last update the exchange rate has affected our monthly expenditure and was showing little signs of improving in the short term. We have also discovered that our Tanzanian Bank which has served us well in the past has recently been giving us a very poor exchange rate and along with other NGO’s we have changed banks to obtain a much better exchange rate.  The last exchange rate received was 1,975Tsh per 1 whereas previously it was less than
1,700Tsh to the .  Even so this is a long way from the highs of over 2,500Tsh per 1 received some months before.

Residents

Tanzanian Uhuru Torch to visit Bethany (proposed date 1st June)

The Tanzanian Torch stands for ‘to shine in the country and across the borders, to bring hope where there is despair, love where there is enmity and respect where there is hatred”

This will be the second time the famous Uhuru Torch will pay us a visit.  It is a great honour and we will use the occasion to impress upon our guests the need for governments help to obtain residents permits etc.

Residents Permits - further delays.

 

Nyangeta’s leg - repaired.
Social Welfare; primary education - secondary education - vocational training - long and short term volunteers - study in the UK. etc.

A few years ago very few children passed to go to secondary school ( perhaps 5% ) and those who did achieve a pass after 4 years of secondary school stood a better chance of getting the few jobs that were then available. Now however it appears that nearer 50% of children leaving primary school pass to go to the newly built government secondary schools. Sadly there is a great shortage of teachers and our local secondary school which has over 500 students has only 6 teachers (March 2009).  This means that our children who attend sometimes have only two lessons per day out of the six time-tabled. Also, sadly the job situation has not improved so few of the children leaving secondary school can find jobs. In many ways this is still very good news for the children with parents (or other family) being raised in the surrounding villagers. The vast majority will continue living at home working on their parent’s shambas (fields) well into adult life or until they marry and find a home and a plot of land they can grow their own crops  to support themselves (and any children they produce).  However, this is not the situation at Bethany as we are a children’s home and registered to look after children up to the age of 18 years. (please note that primary education finishes at the age of 13-14years or later if they start school after the age of 7 years).  We believe that we need our children to become self sufficient as soon as possible and therefore look to vocational training wherever possible as well as secondary education where appropriate. We do have children at secondary school, a number of children on vocational training schemes, some children doing ‘on the job training’, some older children studying a vocational course for ‘teaching assistants’ here in the UK. We assess each child’s ability and offer whatever training is available to prepare them for a job and life back in the community. One common problem is the request from training establishments and prospective employers that the children should have a good grasp of English since much of the training is done in English and the jobs available are for English speakers. The need for UK volunteers to visit long or short term to help our children in their learning of the English language has never been greater.

Dave and Vicky Shaw returned to Bethany Tanzania on the 17th February and are continuing to work hard supplementing the ‘education’ our primary and secondary children are receiving especially English. Dave and Vicky are also helping at the local government primary school (one day per week). Click here for Dave’s photos (94pics)
Jemma Turner returned to England at the end of February having helped with various aspects of the work.  Jemma hopes to help with the choir trip later this year.
Karen Ross
is still ‘making a difference’ primarily looking after the pre-school children on site.
Click here for Karen’s photos (72pics),

Students in England: China, Emma and Jesca are doing well, they are about to start work at their second placements. Emma and Jesca are also taking GCSE English and Maths as well as the two year diploma course in ‘Childcare and Education’ and are finding the English a ‘challenge’!  They still find life in England difficult (especially the weather) and are home sick from time to time although they are happier now the temperature is slowly rising. They enjoy visiting various schools and churches representing Bethany to talk about their former lives before Bethany, whilst at Bethany and beyond. They usually sing a couple of songs and demonstrate how water is carried (on their heads). If you are interested in such a short presentation please email me. Click here for recent pics

Inappropriate Behaviour:
We are pleased to tell you that we have not received any reports of inappropriate behaviour since our last update.

Older Children (leavers):

Angelina Cosmos is still working part time for both Forever Angels.  Unfortunately Angelina lost her job working for an English couple due to various unresolved issues. Angelina visited us on our last trip and we talked to her about her attitude and behaviour which led to her losing the job.  Unfortunately Angelina finds it difficult to accept that she was in any way responsible and is finding it difficult to see any problems in the way she sometimes behaves.

Rehema Kasimu and Eva Joseph are still doing well at Isamilo International School where they teach English curriculum in English using English methods. Once again we visited them and they came to see everyone at Bethany. Click here to see the latest photo

Mwita and Labanai are doing well.

Frank: Nothing heard from Frank since he left Mr. Bryson’s employment and has returned to family members who are providing him with 4 years of secondary education and to help run a ‘family’ business. 

Immakulatha: No news

Mwanaidi, Neema and Hollo: All appear to be doing well and are still at Forever Angels.

Sophia, Fatuma and Minza: all doing well and making progress with their English, Child Care and IT studies in preparation for their study if accepted at Accrington and Rossendale College..

Other standard 7 Leavers:

Boys: Bujimbu Zacharia still at the local secondary school.

Emmanuel Charles, John Juma, Joseph Pius, Kulwa Mussa,   Labazu Daniel, Daniel Juma, Ramadani Thobias are all doing various VETA vocational training courses.

Peter Chezela, is now working at Fortes Garage and has recently been promoted.
Tabaji Chezela, Doing well on his computer training course.
Kwekwe ( Moses) Shibandiko: doing two short computer courses in Mwanza with Tabaji and Rwechungura.

Evarist Shaban: No news since he left Bethany and living with an uncle who is reported to be providing secondary education for him. 

Girls: Mpelwa Juma is now at the local secondary school:

Pendo Malale Jesca Juma and Sumai Makoye are now receiving training at Forever Angels

Ghati (Pendo) Wambura is now training for a full time job at Hillfront hotel. See pics

Rwechungura: is still sharing a room (in Mwanza) with Tabaji and Kwekwe now half way through his computer course
Ghati Daudi is now at Forever Angels

Secondary school children:
Boys: Phabian Juma, Hamza Issa, Nyamarige Mussa, Bujimbu Zacharia and Elijah Benard are all working hard at secondary school.

Girls: Rehema Joseph is doing well together with Mpelwa Juma. 
Bore-holes:
No further developments

New Children:  Two new children

Children: All doing well.

Choir: Still enjoying practicing hard and looking forward to visiting England again this year if funds permit.

Building work progress: Three major projects. To firstly double the size of the dining room - Kitchen,  build a new boys dormitory and a half way house for the older boys.

New boys dormitory:  No Progress. As you may already know we have the drawings for the new boys dorm. It will hold a maximum of 148 boys which  will double our accommodation capability from 130/140 to over double that number. The plans show two toilet blocks and one shower block, 7 dormitories and 2 smaller rooms for older boys/ storage. David our Treasurer has estimated the cost to be about 80,000 which we haven’t got so we will build as funds allow. Click here to see the plans  (Click here for pics of our present boys dorm).

Dining room and Kitchen:  Demolition is now complete and the building work has started.  Building work was stopped for a time due to the financial crisis and the exchange rate fall.  However, in March it was decided to release money for the next stage - enough money to complete the roof so that at least the children had somewhere to eat incase it rains. A temporary dining room will still be used until the roof is complete.. 
Temporary - New as of March 2009

 

Half Way House: We believe it would be beneficial to  provide accommodation for our older boys away from the Bethany site for various reasons. 

Children’s health:   No problems at present.

Children’s behaviour: No problems at present now that some of the older boys have left.
Monthly Supporters / Enquirers Meetings: The dates for the next 5 meetings which are all on Sundays at 2pm are:    3rd May,  7th June, 5th July 2009. They are held at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Street, Roughlee Road, Christ Church Square, Accrington Lancashire. BB5 2LU.  Everyone welcome. (click here for details)
Pen pals group web site: This group continues to write to our children with letters of encouragement. We are always hopeful that some pen pals will one day become sponsors. Our visiting teams help write letters for the children. Click on the headings to see the photos:
Letters received,


Future Trips:  See details on our home / index page.

Please email if you are at all interested

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Sponsorship - Finance: As ever - finance is an ongoing concern.  For those still considering sponsoring or co-sponsoring please see our list of names for sponsorship. Click here
To learn more about sponsorship we have produced a 4 page Question and Answer sheet (click here).
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Money boxes: As you can see our total collected from the money boxes is over 10,326.29 as of 29/10/2008.  Cathy Riley is still looking after the new money boxes, both issuing them, banking the proceeds and issuing receipts. If you want one email Bex and she will pass on your request to Cathy.

Satellite Internet:  No further news. Still too expensive

Possible bore hole: See above 

Mains Power: No news - still waiting but they say our job is next!!!!!!!!!!!

UK team changes: Please visit the home page for a link to details of our UK team members.

Tanzania team changes: Please visit the home page for details.

OTHER NEWS

And Finally:  Thank you so much for being interested enough in our work to be reading this. Even more if by your donation you have made this work possible.

N.B. (Please note that this web site is accessible world wide and so we are very careful to only publish the bare facts as truthfully as possible. There are often circumstances upon which decisions have been made which we feel unable to publish. Please contact us directly if you need to know more)
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January 2009 Trip (Over 650 Photos)
Best Photos (26pics),  Jemma’s photos (109pics),  Karen’s photos (51pics),
Letters Received (16pics),  Temporary Dining room (21pics),  Choir (31pics)

Prospective UK students (3pics),  Local Village School (13pics),  Classrooms (7pics),
New Dining Room and Kitchen (12pics),  Rain water harvesting (7pics),  For Training (13pics),
Fun and Games (44pics),  Individual Children  (33pics),   Chores (56pics),
Groups (22pics),  Eva and Rehema (17pics),  First day at School (22pics),
Funny faces (4pics),  Baptisms (109pics), Sunrise-set (42pics)
NEW NEW NEW VIDEO CLIPS now on GOOGLE PICASA

Video Clips (via google picasa web album)

November Trip (Over 1,700 Photos)
Selection (39pics), Houses around Bethany (39pics), Cow (6pics), Farming (22pics)
Staff/workers (19pics), Meal Time (15pics),  Cooking-Food (36pics), Volunteers (13pics)
Prospective UK Students (4pics),  Children and ex-children (533pics), Karen’s photos (128pics)
Football - boys versus girls (88pics), Letters received (47pics),  Sunrise/set (55pics)
 Girls Netball/football (50pics),  Choir Practice (41pics),  Chores (109pics)
Play (59pics),  Building progress (59pics),  Wildlife (15pics),  Views (29pics)
Teaching (21pics),  Hired Tractor (19pics),  Groups (39pics),  Individuals (49pics)
Jemma’s photos (80pics),  Dave and Vicky’s photos (114pics), UK Students (5pics)

Extract from a letter from a teacher at a supporting school

August Trip Photos (108 assorted pics), Festival of Song (38pics)
Students in England (19pics),  Bethany students visit Hollins School (7pics)

November Trip.

Dave, Vicky and Karen (32pics),  Children (42pics),  Bethany Leavers (6pics),
Growing things (25pics),  Building work (27pics)
Photos from the July 2008 trip (over 300)

Parachute Fun (11pics), Serengeti trip (25pics), Jesca’s village (38pics),
Various (10pics), Letters (48pics),  Eva’s boys (12pics),  Returned students (2pics),
Chores (33pics),  Prospective students (7pics),  Individual children (15pics),

 Choir Practice (34pics),  Groups (22pics),  Volunteer teachers (12pics),
Volunteers (36pics)

Photos taken during the April - May trip 2008 (over 400)

Chores (64pics),  Hippings School (6pics),  Letters (51pics),  Computers (10pics),
Assembly and Presentations (12pics),  Choir Practice (109pics),  Building work (30pics),

Volunteers (83pics), Girls at Forever Angels (2pics),  Games (6pics), Groups (27 pics),

Individual Children (69pics), New girls (6pics)

Photos taken during the January -February trip (over 500)

Agriculture (54 pics),  Dairy Cows (37 pics),  Toddlers Dorms -refurbishment (39 pics),

UV Filter (8 pics),  Small solar water heater tower (78 pics),

Large solar water heater tower (92 pics), Groups of Children ( 40pics ), Sunday Service (26pics),

Individual Children (99pics),   Boys Portrait Pics ( 61pics),  Girls Portrait Pics (62pics),

Standard 1 Children (9pics),  Swinging Fun ( 20pics),  January trip volunteers (38pics),

Letters received (31pics), Danger children at work ( 81pics),  Views around the site (22pics),

Sunrise-sets (40 pics),  David’s Pictures (69pics), Eliada and Daniel’s new baby (4 pics),
(Captions with names of children have been added by Eva, Jesca and Rehema)

Extract from ‘Amy’s News’ from the Forever Angels web -site

Photos from the September trip 2007  (over 500)

Mwanza Lion’s visit ( 3pics), David’s Pics ( 30pics), New Manager’s house (14pics)

Around the site (12pics), Beans and Rice! ( 16pics), Old Boys dorm (17pics),

Tint Tots dorm (13pics), Letter writing ( 28pics), Local school bore-hole (4pics)

At Play ( 19pics), Agriculture (23pics), New Multi-purpose building (16pics),

Education ( 6pics), Letters received ( 85pics), Groups of children (26pics)

 Singing and Dancing ( 62pics), Individual children (81pics), Chores (59pics)

 Ian Redfearn (15pics),   Sunrise/sets (34pics), Best Photo’s (36pics)

Report: by Ian Redfearn

Latest News September 2007: Our 8 students have now just finished their first day at Accrington and Rossendale College. Here are the latest pictures:
Welcome for Students at Accrington and Rossendale College (65pics)

Day out to Lord’s House Farm (30 pics)

A walk in the countryside (72 pics)

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Photo’s from the July-August trips: (over 600pics)

Mkula Orphanage (3pics),  Letter writing (43pics),  Rounders (36pics),

Letter received (44pics),  Skipping (23pics),  Play (21pics),  Football (8pics),

Crop growing (38pics),  Groups of children (36pics),  Lessons (13pics)  Chores (64pics),
New Children (9pics),  Individual Children (71pics), Singing Practice (45pics),

Building progress (26pics),  Visitors (52pics),  Views (39pics),  Thumbnails (40pics),
Minibus  (9pics), Accrington College students (8pics)

Photos from the May trip (800+)

New wedge-wood Shoes (16 pics),  New children (11 pics),  New bike (12 pics),
Volunteer joiners (120 pics),  Chores (28 pics),  Building work progress (29 pics),
Letters received (16 pics),  Lessons (77 pics),  Games (15pics),  Play (25 pics),

Singing practice (126 pics), Groups of children (45 pics),  Individual children (65 pics),
May visitors (65 pics),  Village school (38 pics), Views (120 pics),

Last day at Bethany - all children with work done (67 pics)

Reports from May trip:

Report by John Brindle and Pat Bridge,  Report by Victoria Delaney,

Education facilities (as of May 2007),
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Photos from the April trip (52):  Assorted (52 pics)
Report from April Trip:
by Heather Jeffery

Pictures from the March 2007 Trip (over 500)

Maize harvest (40 pics), New Children (8 pics), Letters received ( 51 pics),
Letter writing (17 pics),  Individual children (50 pics), New multipurpose block (29 pics),
New volunteers accommodation (22 pics), Choir (58 pics), Children playing (20 pics),
Children at Work (24 pics), Food! (22 pics), Groups of children (22 pics),
Jemma and Roy (25 pics), Jemma’s (51 pics), Roy’s (66 pics),

Sky (47 pics)

Photos taken on the January 2007 trip (over 300)

Portrait Pics of girls (57pics),  Portrait Pics of Boys (49pics), New Children (3pics)

Children at work (47pics),  Groups Children (36pics), Individual Children (48pics)

Letters log-book (4pics), Accy College Students (8pics),  New Exercise books (13pics)

Sunrise-sets (152 pics)

Photos taken before, during and after
the children’s visit to the UK
(Sept 21st  - Nov 6th)  (many)
Thumb nail pics (27pics), Manchester Science Museum (47pics), Letters received (75pics)
Nyangeta’s new leg (6pics), Baby Ruth (22pics), Forever Angels (1 pic), 
Groups of children (43 pics), Singing Practice (73 pics),  Blackpool Zoo (142 pics),
Asda Accrington (9 pics), Fire Station - Accrington (50 pics), Ger-Hana (47pics)
Blackburn Rovers (24 pics), Gifts from America (7 pics), October 20th (36 pics),
Accrington College awards (15 pics), Bethany Hillside Nursery (19 pics),
Paul and Rebecca’s wedding (66 pics), September 28th (25 pics), Trutex Boxes arrive (4 pics)
St. Thomas’s Centre (43 pics), An English Playground (10 pics), Schools Work (92 pics)
B&Q visit (14pics), Ripon Cathedral (9pics), Central Gospel Mission, Nelson (27pics),
Local Primary School Tanz. (23 pics), Jemma’s Pics (23pics)
Children at work (32 pics), At Play - Tanz (14pics) Individual children (101 pics),
Water carrying (20 pics), Hapiness (2 pics), Manchester and Doha Airports (13 pics)
Arrival - Bethany (17 pics), Nairobi Airport 4hour wait (27 pics), Trampoline (18pics),
York visit (19pics)

Video footage:

Accrington College presentation (2.28mins - 28meg)

Photos taken on the July - August trip (over 800)

New outfits for the Bethany Choir (34pics), Doing the chores (16pics), Line dancing! (96pics)

English Lessons (34pics), Skipping and Games (25pics), Groups of Children (14pics)

Individual children (56pics), Donated percussion Instruments (9pics), Letters received (46pics)

Letters sent (3pics), Letter writing (67pics), New children (12pics), Return trip (52pics)

Singing practice (137pics), Sunrise - sunsets (70pics), Donated towels & clothes (11pics)

Trip -outbound (38pics), Views from the water tank (14pics), Visiting Teams (70pics)

Wildlife (20pics)

REPORTS by visiting group members:  Cathy Riley, Rebecca Dyer, Karen Ross,

Photos taken on the July trip:

Letters received, (53pics), General interest (24pics)

Photos taken on the June-July Trip (over 750)

Dave at work (11pics),  Amy Tew (15 pics),  New girl - Pendo (4pics)

Building work (30pics),  Rhona and Stanley Burns (12pics), English Exams (32pics)

Stanley and Rhona’s photos (63pics),  July Volunteer’s children (17pics),

Children working (21pics),  Children Playing (29pics) Individual Children (79pics),

Groups children  (16pics), Waiting for the bus (38pics), Sleepinn arrival (50pics),

 Sleepinn breakfast (24pics), Children with passports group A (12pics),

Children with passports group B (11pics),  Children with passports group C (11pics),

Bus depot -1 (28pics), Bus depot -2 (20pics),  Children and chips (17pics),

Letters received (43pics), Letter writing (33pics),  Satellite Dish (11pics)
Children practicing dance and singing (95pics), Sunrise (34pics)

 

2min VIDEO ‘FUN DANCE PRACTICE’
click here to download (low qualilty),  click here to download (medium qualilty)

 

Photos from the April trip (over 550 photos)

New Children (13pics), Children at work (31pics), ‘100th Child’ party (50pics)

Building work-new classrooms etc. (28pics),  Letters received (34pics),

Letter writing (12pics), Joinery work (50pics), Plumbing work (26pics),
Teaching the children (English) (17pics), Children’s tooth care (9pics), Play (27pics),
Games (14pics),  New seesaw (21pics), Singers (30pics), Visiting team (43pics),
Sponsored children (28pics), Groups of children (35pics),  Individual children (50pics),

Members of the July Trip (4pics),  Sunrise/sets (29pics)
Reports on the trip by: John Brindle, Wendy Whitaker
and from a previous trip July 2005 by Gary Nolan

Photos from the March Trip (over 360) click on the various headings

Airport (15pics), Building work (29pics), Famine relief (8pics), Food! (37pics),
Groups of children (57pics), Individual children (88pics), Letters received (35pics),
Letter writing (25pics), Melissa (7pics), New children (22pics), Sunrise/sets (46pics)
Children working the land (22pics)

Photos from the January 2006 Trip (over 300) click on the various headings

New children (8pics), The visiting team (65pics), Villagers (105pics)

Inividual children (108pics), Groups of children (19pics), Activities (9pics)

Dining room (17pics), Singing (45pics), Awards (9pics), Letters (70pics)

 

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For seven years of past news reports  click here

FUNDRAISING?
We have  joined ‘JUSTGIVING’
which should be a great help for those thinking of raising money through sponsored events
(e.g. Marathons etc.)
Click here for more information

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Nkamba with letter

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Minza, Sophia and Fatuma

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Minza & Rehema J

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BEANS

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Maths Lesson

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Food!

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View of New Kitchen

 - YouTube -
Link to all 50
video clips

March 2009
New Video clips
Dave’s and Vicky’s update
Walk round Bethany (1-4)
Building Work
We are marching - HD
Mariam & friends sing
Maize Harvest
Video Jan. 2009
Message from
Eva and Rehema

Video Nov 2008

Bethany intro 4mins
Videos added Nov 2008
I have decided to follow
Sukuma tribal wedding song
Gateway Ch. York visit 2004
Medley of songs for visit 2006
Whim away-Lion sleeps tonight

Video July  2008
Visitor’s Choir - John3:16
Visitor’s choir- Thank you
Bethany choir song
Parachute fun
Soon and very soon
Oh be careful little eyes
Kum Ba Yah
Video May 2008
Sunday Service song

Our God is an awesome God

Sunday Service fun time
Eva Joseph teaching
How great thou art
It would be really helpful if supporters would rate and comment on the videos via Youtube

 89 children still need
sponsors/co-sponsors.

Here are some of them
Click here to go to our sponsorship page

Countries wealth compared
For every 7 the Tanzanian government has to spend (GDP) on each person these are the figures for comparison

Tanzania

7

Kenya

12

Uganda

17

South Africa

121

United Kingdom

309

As you can see both Kenya and Uganda have nearly twice as much money to spend per person as Tanzania whilst the South African government has 17 times the amount to spend on it’s people.
The UK government has 44 times the amount to spend per person.
Click here to see  the source of these figures.

Below are listed the videoed songs in WMV format.
Even though each one lasts no more than a few minutes they are large files and may take several minutes to download
(especially if you only have a dial-up modem).
Click on the title to download

Blessed Assurance

The lion sleeps tonight

Any dream will do (Joseph’s - dreamcoat)

I the Lord of sea and Sky

My Jesus my Saviour

Lord I lift your name on high

Click here for short
Video tour of the new dorm

dorm 2000202

FREE DOWNLOADS

Click here to download MP3
‘Our God is an awesome God’

Click here to download Video
‘Our God is an awesome God’

boys dorm plan v2 - 200pix

Plans for new boys dorm to accommodate 148 boys.
click here for larger plan