NEWS

July 2012

 Two new web-sites for you to have a look at!
www.bethany-volunteers.org.uk
www.about-tanzania.org.uk

Photos taken during the JULY 2012 visit (over 500 pics)
New District Commissioner (3pics),  Donated Clothes (10 pics), 
Teachers with classes (12 pics), Donated Books (15 pics),  Letters (84 pics),

New water Pump (13 pics),  Reunion celebration Meal (125 pics),

Reunion preparation and Games (122 pics),  Play (20 pics), 

New net-ball nets (21 pics),  Donated football kits  (4 pics),  Serengeti (29 pics)

In the Kitchen (22 pics),  Study (19 pics),  Agriculture  (16 pics)

Visit by our New District Commissioner Mr Paul Mzindakaya:

On Tuesday the 10th July we were visited by Paul Mzindakaya our new District Commissioner Apparently boundaries have been re-organised and we are now in a new district (Busega) in a new region (Simiyu).  We explained several ongoing issues including the problems with the land, education at Bethany, study tour and our older children being educated in the UK. We are happy to report that from our conversations it appears that Paul is a dynamic, forward thinking man of integrity with the gift of discernment.  He indicated that he wanted to see Bethany develop and that his main concern was for the welfare of the children in our care.  We could ask for nothing more and are hopeful that many of our outstanding issues will soon be resolved.  Indeed whilst over the past couple of years we have been very discouraged by decisions made at local and national level,  in one short conversation with our new DC we felt he understood what we were trying to achieve and wanted to encourage us in our endeavours.  We ask for your prayers for Paul as he goes about his work to genuinely improve the living conditions of his people and that he is not discouraged by others who do not share his aspirations.

Click here to see pics of our new DC and OCD.

Education at Bethany:
Primary
Recently the headmaster of the local government primary school visited Bethany to thank us for the education our children had received whilst being educated at Bethany.  Apparently his school had become the top school in the ward (of 7 schools) due to the fact that 3 of our children were the 3 top scorers in national standard 4 mock exams making his school number 1 in the ward.  Our pupils who came top were Denis and Beckham both with 84% and Mohamed with 83%.

Secondary Emma and Jesca (2 of our students studying for their BA’s) visited the local government secondary school and spoke to the headmaster.  He told them that some of the children in form 3 and form 4 held important positions as prefects etc and also commented that he could ‘TRUST’ any of the 17 Bethany children at his school.  We were very pleased by this comment about trusting our children since above all we are hoping to instill in our children certain Christian values and Honesty is one of our foundation stones.  Academically he felt some of our form 2 children were not working as hard as they should and we are now putting extra effort in to helping them at home especially with Maths.
Reunion Weekend: This year’s reunion day was held on the 14th/15th July (2012).  Twenty seven ex- Bethany children attended and exchanged stories of life outside Bethany.  The programme included playing games and seeing themselves on video (when they were much younger) and getting to know some of the new children (their new brothers and sisters).  Some of our leavers gave a short talk encouraging those still at Bethany to take advantage of every opportunity since life outside Bethany can be very difficult.  Three of our children regularly support Bethany financially and we awarded them each an alarm clock as a token of our thanks.  They were: China Joseph, Happiness Malale and Sumai Makoye.  A special thanks goes to Mwita Marwa for installing the electrical wiring in the new boys dorm for no charge and helping in many other ways. It was good to see how many of our children had matured and to see how realistic and sensible they had become.  Click here to see pics of this years reunion.  Click here to see the list of those who attended.

Agriculture: Our Maize is growing really well and we already grow many different types of vegetables and some fruit. Click here to see the crops we are presently growing

Secondary school leavers:    Hamza, Elijah, Nyamarige and Rehema have now left  secondary school.  Hamza is waiting to attend a technical College in Arusha.  Elijah is now attending a high school in Mwanza.    Nyamarige has now opted for a tourism and hotel management course and Rehema  has decided to stay on at Bethany teaching the pre-school children and studying to re-sit her form 4 exam to achieve a pass which will enable to go to teacher training college.

July  trip to Bethany:  In July the following people visited Bethany for just over 2 weeks : - Graham (co-ordinator), Emmakulatha, Jesca and Sophia (Tanzanian students) together with Umarah and Yasmin (visitors).  The Tanzanian girls intend to be very busy with lessons concentrating on English Maths and Science. Umarah and Yasmin helped out wherever they could.

The second week Jesca and Emmakulatha visited various places interviewing people and students to help with their assignments from College (towards their degree).  They visited both the local schools and the government officials in Magu.  The second trip is during the last two weeks in August - details to follow.

Ex - Bethany children.  Phabian Juma is now on a hotel management course.  Paulo James having finished his tourism course is now looking for work and Mwita has offered to look after him in Mwanza where he can help Mwita at the same time as looking for work. 

Education: Our children attend both the local Primary and Secondary Government schools. However, we supplement the education at Bethany in the evenings and at weekends.  We would very much like to provide full time education on site without having to build the school below.

Water Problems:  Our water problems have been resolved with the provision of a new water pump bought with funds provided by a charity 02H.  Just days before we left for the July trip Daniel reported that the UV filter was no longer working.  We therefore bought a new unit but on arrival we managed to repair the old one so we now have a spare which may in time come in very useful.  We are in negotiations with the villagers and with the help of the new DC we hope to be able to put a new standpipe just outside our main gate for use by the villagers.  We would like to publicly thank 02H for providing the funds for all this work as it will provide life giving water not only for our children but for the villagers as well.  Thanks 02H!  Click here to see the pics.

New School: No Progress The good news is plans have been passed for us to build a school at Bethany. The plan includes 8 classrooms which have to be built to government regulations (9 metres x 7 metres) which are designed to hold 40 children (although in government schools very often many more children are accommodated in such classrooms).  Of course 8 x 40 children = 320 children and we only really wanted to accommodate our children ( approx 80 pre-school and primary aged children).  We are told we first have to build the school with adequate toilets and ancillary buildings and then it has to be inspected at two area levels before registration is given.  We anticipate the cost to be about 125,000 and as of yet we have no funding to start this work.  If anyone has any ideas about how we might fund this project by way of donation, awards or grants then we would be pleased to hear from you.
Children; no new children
Choir: We have a new choir group consisting of 8 girls and 3 boys who would like the opportunity to visit England to improve their English and further their studies as well as visiting their friends and supporters. Our new District Commissioner is negotiating for them to come to the UK at the end of September to the middle of November (6/7 weeks). 

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 three girls should finish their time in England with five good GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science, a Diploma in ‘Childcare and Education’, a BA honours degree from Lancaster University in ‘Educational studies’ and a post graduate certificate in education (qualifying them as teachers).  They will be a great asset as qualified teachers when we open our new school (funds permitting) or re-start education on site using the classrooms we have already provided.

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

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

Half Way House: No progress at present

Other Improvements/Refurbishments:
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:  Presently we are looking at ways of financing the plans we have for a new school - education on site.  If you have any ideas please let us know.

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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 12,747.86p as of 01/04/2012.  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 the MAY 2012 visit (over 200 pics)
New girls (3 pics), Classes (8 pics),  Football (42pics),  Play (55 pics), Groups (23 pics)
Individuals (65 pics),  Work (17 pics),  New Boys Dormitory (32 pics)<

Assorted Photos (26 pics),  Sunrise  (16 pics)

Photos taken during the March 2012 visit
Children with name tags (105 pics), School work (7pics), New books (5 pics)
Dining room and kitchen (21 pics), Children playing (89 pics), Games (30 pics),
New books (5 pics),  New Boys dorm (11 pics)
Reports etc.  Heights and Weights

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’

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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 July 2012 Videos
Majesty
'Usinipite Bwana' - Don't forget me Lord
Ninaye Baba Yangu 'Jesus is my rock'
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Graham, Paul (DC) and Gabriel

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More letters

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Yasmin and toddlers

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Umarah with Std 7

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Reunion day - Leavers

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New water pump

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Donated T shirts

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March 2012 Videos
Eunice sends a message to Sophia (studying in the UK)
Mungu Ni Pendo
Message from Sophia
Reply from Rehema
 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
Sept - Nov 2009
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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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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