NEWS

November - December 2011
January - February 2012

Latest News from David Borland’s trip (January 2012):

David was accompanied by retired teacher Mr. John Hall who has interested in all aspects of education in Tanzania.

David was once again concerned with the accounts and the costs of the new dormitory etc. Everything seems to be progressing well and we are hoping that the building may be finished sometime soon (click here for pics).  David reports that we are still having problems with education issues but that we hope these are resolved soon and education at Bethany may be resumed.

Secondary school pupils exam results:  Four of our children have finished form 4 at the local government secondary school (Sogeska). Two of our boys (Hamza and Elijah) passed to go to High School ( six form) passing with division 2 and division 3.  Our other boy Nyamarige got division 4 so will be offered a suitable training course.  Rehema our only girl also received division 4 and is presently undecided about her future. Once again the girls results were very poor. Of the 33 girls taking 9 subjects (243 results) the following marks were published: Number of girls passing a subject with Grade A = none,  Grade B = none,  Grade C = 8,  Grade D = 82,  Failed = 153. Only three girls took Physics and Chemistry.  All the girls failed Basic Maths.

The story for the boys was somewhat better.
 (full details here)

Next trip:  Graham is due to visit on the 7th March for two weeks and so hopes to return with more news on progress of the new boys dorm and education.  

 

 

Photos taken during November trip 2011

New boy Daudi Michael Henga (1 pic), Letters (159 pics),   End of school year  (48 pics),

Food store (3 pics),  Children receiving exam results! (9 pics),   Teachers (11 pics), 
Odd pics (20 pics),  Doing jigsaws (12 pics), Groups of children (12 pics), 
Football- Netball (45 pics),  Choir (22 pics),  School work  (43 pics), 
Individual children (48 pics),   Play (14 pics),  New Office in container (2 pics),
Sunrise-sunset (28 pics),  Kitchen & dining room (22 pics),  New Boys dorm progress (85 pics)
Photos taken during October  trip 2011
ABG Golfers new books (20 pics),  Wheatley Lane Equipment (7 pics),
Glenys, Heather and China (4 pics),  Odd pics (45 pics),  Education (23 pics),
Letters (48 pics), General pics of children (26 pics),  More Odd pics (34 pics)

Other reports etc
Heather’s reportMission statement for school registration,
June exam results - secondary,  Primary school exam results

English work set by Graham
Various topics, resources used to challenge / stimulate for discussions

Exam results for 20 grammar questionsWrite a story competition
YouTube Videos November 2011:

Glory and Honour song, Mungu Ni Penda swahili song,
Message from SophiaRepy message from Rehema

Also relevant articles
Interesting article in the Daily Telegraph ‘Why bother educating girls’ click here

An article in the Wall Street Journal: ‘The Best Thing About Orphanages’

Charity Name Change: Today the 12th December 2011 we received a letter from the Charity Commission saying that they had agreed to change the name of the Charity from ‘The Northern Evangelical Trust’ to ‘The Bethany Project (Tanzania) UK’.  We had asked for the name change as the name no longer reflected the work that was being done by the charity and led to some confusion on occasions. The name change takes effect from today.

Latest trip Following on the good work done by David and Graham (Earnshaw) and then Heather and Glenys in Oct Graham Pountain (the writer of this update) arrived in November for a 2 week stay.  Most of his time was spent helping std’s 4,5,6 and the secondary school children with their English. Click here to see the details. Other topics are covered below.

New Boys dormitory: On the 20th October 2011 work has started on the footings of one of the new boys dormitories. I am pleased to report that by the 1st December the foundations had been dug, the reinforced footing laid and the wall had been built up to floor level. As I was leaving  they were ready to lay the concrete for the floor, 6 inches thick with reinforcing. For pictures of the work so far click here. Click here to see the plans including a 3D impression.

This is the first of 6 dorms we plan to build, 4/5 for boys so that we can demolish the old boys dorm and 1/2 for the older girls.
Bethany ‘home tuition’ and future school: Our children are doing really well and working very hard.  All our primary aged children are registered at ‘Joseph and Mary’ school in Kitongo.  We have strong connections with this school as it is where China is working and we are told by one of our exteachers (Mr. Thomas) that she is the best teacher there!  Our Standard 4 children have just sat their national exams at this school where they had to board for a few days. We are very grateful to Chris Gates for allowing our children to register at his school and also for overseeing the education of our children at Bethany. Please see photos of the awards ceremony at the end of our school year.
Land Issue: We have now occupied the land for over 20 years having been given it by the Village authorities.  However some villagers have felt that we have not contributed enough to their well being despite using our vehicles for  transporting sick people to and from hospital, donating and distributing food in times of famine and of course looking after orphans etc. etc. Whilst on my visit Daniel received a letter from the Village leaders demanding we leave the land within 30 days.  We took all the paperwork we had to a land lawyer who confirmed we had title to the land and just the fact that we had occupied the land for over 12 years was enough. The lawyer wrote a letter to the village leaders to explain the position and we hope that this helps clarify the position.

Bethany School Registration: Now that we clarified the land situation we are proceeding to register our own school as the local Education authority are not happy that our 90 children are registered at ‘Joseph and Mary‘ school yet do not travel there every day (some 120km round trip).  Instead we employ teachers at Bethany which works out much better, much safer and more cost effective than hiring four/five mini buses to make the journey every day. We already have an agreed school mission statement.  We intend registering the name of the school as ‘The Bethany Family school (for orphans)’.  We have deliberately included the words ‘for orphans’ so that everyone is aware that this is not a private fee paying school. 
Choir: The choir are still practicing hard with both Swahili and English songs.  On this trip I introduced them to a song by Duggie Dug Dug called ‘Glory and Honour’.  They have been practicing hard especially the signing (for the deaf). Click here to see the video.
New Children: One new boy joined whilst I was there - his name is Daudi Michael Henga and I will include details later. Click here to see his photo

Students in England:
Our three young women are all working hard as usual. All three (Emma, Jesca and Sophia) are studying for their BA in Education, Emma and Jesca in their 2nd year and Sophia in her 1st year.  Our girls are doing well with their GCSE History and both Jesca and Emma (and me) have completed a 120 hour online advanced TEFL course (Teach English as a Foreign Language) as well as learning to drive.

Prospective UK Students: No further developments.
Children’s rights:  No further developments.

Training for older children :  We have 8 children on various training courses

Secondary school children:  We have 20 children attending secondary school (8 girls and 12 boys).  Three of our boys are in form 4 and have now finished their final exams.  They are Hamza, Elijah and Nyamarige.  Hamza is predicted a division one result, Elijah division 2 and Nyamarige a division 3.  It may be that all three pass to go onto high school when their results are published in January 2012.  Our only other student to pass with a division 3 was Emmakulatha Bujiku (now studying in the UK).

Half Way House: No progress at present

Other Improvements/Refurbishments: The refurbishment of the girls dormitory is now completed
New vehicle:
We already have an amount of money set aside for this but still need about
12,000 to buy a new Toyota pickup truck.

Finance: Now that we have undertaken the education of our children on site our monthly estimate for each child has risen by about 10 per month - making a total of 50 per month.

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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 11,638.01p as of 01/12/2010.  If you need a new tin or to hand in a full one please email or bring along to the monthly meetings

Satellite Internet:  No further news. Still too expensive

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

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

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)

 

Support/Sponsorship Click here

Photos taken during October trip 2011

ABG Golfers support (3pics), David Borland’s photos (34pics)

ABG Golfers Support reportHeather Jeffery’s report, Draft School Mission statement

PHOTOS Taken July 2011 (over 1,000 pics)

Walk to the ‘Beach’ (68 pics),  Work (29 pics),  Child-Care Seminar (87 pics),

Dining room, Kitchen and Store (41 pics),  Sunday Service (8 pics),
Basic Child-Care Secondary School Children (38 pics),  Gill & Jonathon’s Photos (61 pics)

Elementary Child-Care Std 6 Children (24 pics),  Laura’s Photos (152 pics)
Rounders ‘Reunion Weekend’ (28 pics),  Football (40 pics), Netball (78 pics),

Reunion Weekend (144 pics),  Reunion ‘Tug of War’ (29 pics),  Parachute (20 pics),

Morning Assembly (20 pics),  Bethany Care-workers Child-Care seminar (67 pics),

Teachers with Classes (42 pics),  Group and Individuals (121 pics),  Individuals (99 pics),

Groups of children (54 pics),  Volunteers (32 pics),  Letters (44 pics), More Letters (27 pics)

Other Reports - facts and figures:

Jonathon’s report, Gill’s Report,  Laura’s report,  Summer SchoolReunion weekendSeminars
Childcare results; Bethany care-workersSecondary girlsStd 6 Girls

Photos taken April - May 2011 (over 400)

New Children (4 pics),  Letters (94 pics), Meal Time (52 pics),
Netball  (111 pics),  Football (61 pics),  Work (42 pics),  Play (21 pics),
Individuals (33 pics),  Groups (13 pics),  Sunrise/set (24 pics),

Girls Dormitory Refurbishment (17 Pics), Crops  (7 pics)

Exam Results: Secondary School,
Primary School,  Class 6,  Class 5,  Class 4,  Class 3,  Class 2,  Class 1.

January Photos 2011 (over 600)

Pre-school children (14 pics),  Standard 1 children (11pics),  Standard 2 children (12 pics)

Standard 3 children (17 pics), Standard 4 children (11 pics), Standard 5 chidren (16 pics)

Standard 6 children (16 pics).
Secondary Form 1 children (15 pics),  Secondary Form 2 children (9 pics)
Secondary Form 3 children (4 pics),  Secondary Form 4 children (6 pics)
Older boys in training (3 pics), Students in the UK (  pics),  School Assembly (11 pics)
Staff (32 pics),  Family (32 pics), Letters received (125 pics), Choir (54 pics),
Play (25 pics),   Individuals (57 pics),  Groups (30 pics),  Work (61 pics),
Views of Bethany (33 pics),  Sunrise/set (41 pics), Birds (13 pics), Thumb-nails (27 pics)
David’s report Full list of children’s whereabouts
Photos from August trip 2010
(over 200)

Karen’s pics (32),  Charlotte’s Pics (61),  Emily’s pics (31)
Sophie’s pics (138),  General pics (18)
Reports & email
Carole’s email,  Hollie’s report,  Jade’s reportKaren’s report

Photos from July trip 2010 (over 600)

Panorama views of site (3 pics), 4 New Children (8 pics), Bubble Blowers (35pics)
Forever Angels trainees (6pics),  Choir Practice (84pics),  Debates  (12pics),

China’s temporary teaching job (13 pics),  Education (96 pics),  Food (72 pics),
  Play (94 pics),  Exams (13 pics),  Teachers (5 pics),  Serengeti (23 pics),
Letters received (84 pics),  Groups (25 pics),  Views (75 pics),  Sunrise/set (28pics),
New Bell & Clock (3 pics),  Individuals (31 pics),  Work (12 pics)

English test papers and resultsTimetable

Photos from the May Trip 2010

Photos by David (43pics), Photos by John B. (109 pics),
Sunrise/sunset by John B. (15pics)
Photo’s from March 2010 trip (over 500 pics)

New girl (1pic),  Wood burning stoves (11pics),  New Baby Joseph for Daniel and Eliada (6pics),

Letters received (68pics),  Choir practice  (29pics),  Views (15pics),  Old Kitchen (22pics),

Vibanda (African summer houses) (35pics),  Working the land (41pics),  Food (64pics),

Work (21pics),   English Exam (22pics),  New Teacher (9pics),
Forever Angels - Trainees (15pics),  Groups (35pics),  Individuals (50pics), 

Sunrise-set/clouds (75pics),  New dining room, kitchen etc. (25pics),

Playground progress (54pics)

English Exam results
Photo’s from January 2010 trip

Dining room and kitchen progress (14pics),  Playground progress (9 pics),

Children (16pics),  Unclassified (12pics)

November - December 2009 Trip Photos

Letters received (63 pics),  Individual children (25pics), Choir (47pics),
Food ( 35pics),  Portraits (99pics),  Letter writing (32pics),  Shamba work (78pics),

Playground  (59pics),  Groups (26pics),  More letters!  (67pics),

Dave and Vicky’s pics (87pics)

 9 New Videos (on You tube)

July - August 2009 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, 

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 eleven years of past news reports  click here

 - YouTube -
Link to all 70+
video clip
s

 Nov 2011 Videos
Glory and honour
Mungu Ni Pendo
Message from Sophia
Reply from Rehema

It would be really helpful if supporters would rate and comment on the videos via Youtube

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Wheatley Lane Games equip

Boys dorm 36 3D1

New Boys dorm

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Skipping

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New Boy Daudi Michael Henga

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Happy children

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Sunrise at Bethany

 - YouTube -
Link to all 70+
video clip
s
 May 2011 Videos
Secondary School messages
Class 6 messages
Class 5 messages
Class 4 messages
Class 3 messages
Class 2 messages

January 2011 Videos
Update by Daniel and Eliada
Sukiyaki
Blessed Assurance
Swahili song and dance

December 2009
Lean on me
Love, love changes everything
Love, love .... fun song
Dance 1Dance 2
Playground

July2009

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
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CHOIR TOUR
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Countries wealth compared
For every 7 the Tanzanian government has to spend (GDP) (2006)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.

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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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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).
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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