NEWS

August - September 2009

July - August Trip photos

Photos by various members of the CGM (Central Gospel Mission, Nelson)

Click here

Reports by members of the trip:

Rachel AdamsonEducation ReportReflections of Tanzania, 
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Choir trip will now definitely go ahead.

The choir are preparing for their flight and for their 7 week tour of supporters in our area.

Click here to go to the ‘Choir tour’ web pages

July / August trips :

Members from CGM, Nelson: Matthew Underwood,  Abigail Micklethwaite,  Lydia Harris,  Leah Berry,  Helen Cookson,  Leah Bell,  Hannah Stringer,  Kathryn Heaton,  Rachael Adamson,  John Tranter,  Judith Taylor,  Nicholas Taylor,  William Harris and Ruth Taylor.

Members from East Cowton: Stephen Cooke, Mairi, Beki and Angus.

Both groups helped with the euducation working hard at improving the children’s grasp of English.  Please see the various reports listed above and click here to see the pics.

Electricity: Sadly the long awaited arrival of mains power has proved to be very unreliable.  The power seems to come and go / on and off sometimes off for a few minutes and sometimes off for several hours. It always goes off at the wrong times - breakfast or evenings but sometimes all day or all night long.  So we still need our solar system and battery from time to time but we have found that our batteries are failing (worn out) .

Primary and Secondary education: In our last update we told you about our local primary school (to which 80+ of our children attend) should have restarted after 4 weeks holiday (mid July). However on their return they were told the school would remain closed for another 4 weeks due to the fact that new toilets needed to be built as the old ones were full. Well the good news is there is now a new toilet at school and Standard 4 and Standard 7 children are back at school. We await more new toilets so that the rest of the children can return - we are told they should be completed by January 2010.

Adventure Playground !!!!!!!! - Developments....

You will remember that we have received a grant to provide a play area for our children by Katie Kornfield who represents the Rock foundation. This project has been a little slow off the ground as it takes time to organise things.  However progress is being made as you can see from the latest photos. Click here for pics

Dave and Vicky Shaw 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 pics
Karen Ross
returned to the UK on the 15th July having completed nearly 12 months unpaid voluntary work at Bethany.  Karen has done a wonderful job nurturing our pre-school children. It is sad that there is no-one else who could follow up this work. Click here for Karen’s photos (72pics),  Karen also went back to Bethany to bring back our three new students, Sophia, Minza and Fatuma

Students in England: China, Emma and Jesca are studying hard.  As well as doing their level 3 course in ‘Childcare and Education’ at Accrington and Rossendale College Emma and Jesca have also studied GCSE English and Maths . They both got grade c’s in their Maths and grade d’s for their English.  They are still studying for their GCSE in Science and will retake their GCSE English in June 2010. 
Minza, Sophia and Fatuma arrived on the 29th August and started their 2 year level 3 course ‘Childcare and Education’ on the 3rd September.  Fatuma and Sophia had never been to England before so this was a very new experience for them.  They appear to have settled in OK and are being helped by our three older girls.

Inappropriate Behaviour:
None to report this month

Older Children (leavers):More news on our next update

Other standard 7 Leavers: More news on our next update

Secondary school children: More news on our next update
Bore-holes:
No further developments

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

New boys dormitory:  No Progress. . Click here to see the plans  (Click here for pics of our present boys dorm).

Dining room and Kitchen:  The roof is on covering the new kitchen and dining room. We still have to complete the roof on the smaller side kitchen which we will use for cooking with wood. We still need to render/plaster all the internal and external walls, provide doors and windows, and perhaps tile the floor. We will then perhaps need to install any new electrical kitchen equipment we can find etc etc.

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:  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.

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

UK team changes: We are pleased to tell you that Ms. Annemarie Morgan (teacher) has joined the team and her details will shortly be added. 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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July 2009 Trip (Over 400 Photos and 8 video clips))
New Mossy Nets (3 pics),  Just children (72 pics),  Serengeti (16 pics),  Agriculture  (16 pics),

Letters (48 pics),  Sunrise/set (25 pics),  Choir to England (31 pics),  Chores (13 pics),

Children Playing (33 pics),  Tracy’s pics (75 pics),   New Kitchen / Dining room  (7 pics),

Emily and Tracy with classes (4 pics),  Tanesco Electricity (4 pics),
  China, Emma and Jesca’s pictures (107 pics), Dave’s pics (107 pics)

Video Clips (via Youtube)
Click here for David Borland’s report June 2009
Click here
for Paul and Rebecca’s report May 2009

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)
NEW NEW NEW VIDEO CLIPS now on GOOGLE PICASA

Video Clips (via google picasa web album)

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 ten years of past news reports  click here

CHOIR TOUR
Sept - Nov 2009
Click here
for all the
Latest News

Choir

playground `1

Playground progress

students

Fatuma, Sophia and Minza
Now at Accrington and Rossendale College

group a

Choir group A

group b

Choir group B

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

 89 children still need
sponsors/co-sponsors.

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

 - YouTube -
Link to all 60+
video clip
s
July 2009
Choir introductions
Aims and Objectives
Zim bam bu
Come now is the time
to worshp

How Great thou art
I close my eyes
Joyful Joyful
I am not forgotten
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

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.

FREE DOWNLOADS

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‘Our God is an awesome God’

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‘Our God is an awesome God’

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Video tour of the new dorm

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boys dorm plan v2

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

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