NEWS

January - February 2011

January Photos (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

 

January visit: David Borland (Bethany Treasurer) and Graham Pountain (co-ordinator) returned from their trip on the 27th January. The following news, photographs and videos are mostly from that trip. Also David’s report and a full list of the children’s whereabouts

Bethany School: We now do all our Primary Education on site.  This decision was taken after struggling for many years with our children at the local government school where eighty or so of our children attended but where both teachers and resources could have been better.  No longer do our children have to start out for school at 6.30 am in the morning, often carrying buckets of water on their heads to water the school crops or turn up for classes where teachers are absent.  We now employ 5 teachers who cover all the primary school subjects. Teachers salaries range from 150,000 Tsh per month ( about 65 ) upwards depending on experience etc. We presently employ one Montessori trained teacher (Madame Sigwa), two Kenyan teachers (Mr. Ouko and Madame Vennah).  Our new Headmaster is Mr. Paul Pimbili. We also employ Eva (ex-Bethany girl trained in England).  We are replacing our Mr. Jacob Ngussa with another Montessori trained teacher who has worked at Bethany previously (Madame Christina).  Unfortunately good teachers are hard to find in Tanzania and love of children is not a pre-requisite for the job.  We expect staffing to be a continuing problem as we search for dedicated teachers who put the welfare of our children before remuneration. Our  children are now registered with St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s primary school run by JBFC (- which is where China is working) since we are unable to register our own school (due to government rules regarding land registration)..  
Students in England:
Minza, Sophia and Fatuma are back at Accrington and Rossendale College to finish the 2nd year of their diploma in ‘Childcare and Education’. They should complete the course in July this year and return to Bethany and work as teachers before moving on to teaching jobs outside Bethany.  Before returning they are interested in doing any odd jobs you have (gardening and cleaning they enjoy) so that they have a little money to start their new life.  Email me if you have any jobs you need doing.
Our older two girls (Emma and Jesca) have just finished their first semester at Blackburn College. This is for a BA in ‘Educational studies’ and will take three years to complete.  Fortunately their visas came through - just in time!   Both Emma and Jesca are still looking for part time work in the local area (up to 20 hours per week as per the terms of their student visas ) preferably with children to gain experience.  If you know of any part time teaching assistant jobs or other suitable jobs please email me.  At the moment they are each doing one day’s unpaid voluntary work as teaching assistants at St. Oswald’s Primary School, Knuzden, Blackburn.  They need jobs as they need the money for air tickets to visit Tanzania for 2 weeks in the summer to help with the English teaching etc.

Teaching of English: As you know this is still a major task.  With the decision to home educate our children (for the most part) we have changed from the Swahili syllabus to the English  syllabus.  Therefore the children learn English from Day 1 (on entering Bethany) and Swahili becomes their second language.  The children need English if they hope to go to secondary school (as all subjects at secondary are taught in English). WE NEED YOU!
If you are interested in helping with the teaching of English at Bethany please email me.

China Paulo:  David and I visited China during our visit and found her to be well and enjoying her new promotion - she is now in charge of pre-school, standard 1 and standard 2 children. China is also being helped by Jesca Juma and Joyce Malale who now work for JBFC as teaching assistants.  Unfortunately Pendo Wambura no longer works for JBFC due to various problems including stealing.

With China now working full time at JBFC an opportunity has been opened for Eva to take China’s place in helping setting up and running the new children’s home planned for Tabora run by

 the Tanzania Christian Farm Development’.  This charity is still looking for people who might be interested in getting the project up and running  and who might be prepared to stay for 12 months - 2 years. If you are available please contact them directly via their web site. 

Inappropriate Behaviour:
None of the children on site behaved inappropriately.

Training for older children (preparing to leave). We now have 24 children doing further education or are at various training centres.

7 of our boys are receiving training at either of the two VETA training establishments (carpentry, welding, etc.) they are: 1st year course - Mohamed Abdallah,  2nd year course Yohanna Bujiku and Paulo James, 3rd year course Joseph Pius, John Juma and Kulwa Mussa.

Two boys (Romadi and Kulwa) are at Forever Angels. Romadi is at secondary school Kulwa is training to be a night watchman.   

5 of our girls are studying in the UK and 3 are at Bethany receiving extra education and training..  Those who have failed their secondary school exams ( Damari Shija, Rusia Pastory, Luja Marugu, Grace Robert, Dotto Joseph, Samsom Protas and Maohamed Abdallah) are receiving extra education at Bethany until they are old enough for vocational training courses.

New Children; We have 3 new children and Amy from Forever Angels wants us to take on two of her girls who will shortly reach 5yrs.   Amy’s baby home licence only allows for children to be looked after up to the age of 5yrs and before then she tries to find homes for them but unfortunately in these two cases she has not been able to find anywhere suitable. Details to follow.

Secondary school children:  We have 23 children attending secondary school (9 girls and 14 boys). This year 10 children passed to go to secondary (Esther Thomas, Salome Theonest, Daudi Wambura, Emmanuel Mtaki, Mussa Sylivester, Doto,Kulwa and Badatu Jospeh (triplets) and Bahati Pombe.  All are working hard and receiving some extra education at Bethany.  However we have lost one girl - Kandice Kalokola whose mother found she was now able to look after Kandice herself and so withdrew her from our care.

Dining room and Kitchen:   This seems to be operating quite well with part of the new ‘clean kitchen’ being used as a temporary library where we have perhaps 100 books which are borrowed and read using the dining room tables.

Half Way House: David and I visited the land Daniel had purchased for our proposed half - way house. The land which is situated next to the lake consists of about 3 acres.  However at present there is no vehicle access and we have no funds at present to develop this project.

Other Improvements/Refurbishments: The girls dormitory is in the process of being repainted and the old shutter type windows being replaced with louvre type glass windows allowing air and light in but keeping the rain out.  Three of the toilets are being replaced with African style toilets.

New armoured cable: We have a new 3 phase pump which needed 330metres of 6mm armoured cable plus 40 metres of 10 mm armoured cable for the kitchen and a 58m and 68m run of 4mm armoured cable for the boys dorm and classroom block respectively.

The Future: On this trip David and I spent some time considering various options and ideas about the future.  We had at one time considered the fact that with a new children’s home opening ‘Mavuno village’ would be able take some of the pressure off us to take on new children.  However things move very slowly in Tanzania and it looks like it will be a very slow build up before the situation improves.  The Tanzanian team together with the some of our new teachers were very keen for us to consider allowing other children to attend our classes and pay an appropriate fee.  They felt that this would mean better wages for the teachers and perhaps more resources.  We considered this carefully and will present it to the UK team but feel that we fear losing sight of our primary objective which is to look after those children no one else is prepared or unable to care for.  We also have four projects to consider which I will mention briefly; a new vehicle, accommodation for boys, new larger purpose built classrooms and the development of the land for our half - way house.
New vehicle:
We already have an amount of money set aside for this but still need about
20,000 to buy a new Toyota pickup truck.

New boys accommodation: We are considering three options: refurbishment of the existing buildings.  New large boys dorm or a range of smaller buildings which would house between 10 and 20 children which could suit different age groups.

Half way House: More land needed to provide good access before it becomes of a viable proposition.

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.

Wages: We had not increased the wages at Bethany for 3 years and on checking on the prices found that basic commodities had increased over that period by about 50%.  We therefore increased the wages across the board by 10% bringing the wages for the majority of our workers up to 90,000Tsh per month (about 40).  Teachers receive more than this and many workers live on site and are provided with meals. 

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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

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Photos from August trip (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 (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 results,  Timetable

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 Adamson,  Education Report,  Reflections 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 ten years of past news reports  click here

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January 2011 Videos

Update by Daniel and Eliada
Sukiyaki
Blessed Assurance
Swahili song and dance

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Letters received

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Smiling

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Hanging in there!

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Trench digging

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Swinging High!

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Smug!

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Terrible Trio!

CHOIR TOUR
Sept - Nov 2009
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Choir

FUNDRAISING?
We have  joined ‘JUSTGIVING’
which should be a great help for those thinking of raising money through sponsored events
(e.g. Marathons etc.)
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 89 children still need
sponsors/co-sponsors.

Here are some of them
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 - YouTube -
Link to all 70+
video clip
s
January 2011 Videos
Update by Daniel and Eliada
Swahili songSukiyaki
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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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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Video tour of the new dorm

dorm 2000202

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