Oct - Dec 2012

 Choir trip to England
October to December 2012

The choir have finished their 8 week Tour and below are some of the highlights


CD’s now available on ebay (click here)

Photos Week 1 (64 pics),  Week 2 (84 pics),  Week 3  (13 pics), Week 4 (22 pics), 
Week 5 (20 pics), Week 6  (32 Pics),  Week 7 (50 pics),  Week 8 (38 pics), 
Returning home (14 pics)

Teacher’s reports: James Pugh, Jesca James, Sophia Joseph, Emmakuatha Bujiku,
Karen RossKatherine Livesey and Anna Crabtree, Joan McIvor

The Choir Trip CONCLUSION The children came as ambassadors of; Africa, Tanzania, their new region ‘Simiyu’ their new district ‘Busega’ with our new district commissioner Paul Mzindakaya and of course Bethany and themselves.  I’m sure that all those they represented are proud of them - the children worked hard not only on the extra education they received but also on their many visits.  For the record, in their 7 weeks of touring (when schools were open) they visited:
1 Nursery school, 80 Primary schools, 21 Secondary school, 3 local Colleges, 33 Churches and 11 other organisations. See photo links above.
Education whilst on tour; We were fortunate to have several volunteer teachers as well as our own older girls (Jesca, Emma and Sophia). Not only did the children keep up with their Tanzanian syllabus but also had extra topics to learn. The teachers reports are as follows;
James Pugh, Jesca James, Sophia Joseph, Emmakuatha Bujiku,  Karen RossKatherine Livesey and Anna Crabtree, Joan McIvor.

The Choir return home: The children left for Manchester airport at 02.30 hours Friday the 7th December and arrived at Bethany Tanzania at about 18.00 hours on Sunday 9th Dec. With them they had 24 x 23 kilo bags full of text books, clothes, towels, sheets all donated for their benefit to share with the whole family. Reports by the teachers regarding the education they received whilst in the UK will follow later. A final big thank you to all those who met with our choir and who now are supporting us through regular giving - this will sustain our children into the future.
NEWS of the EIGHTH WEEK Some really good news, Janes’ bill (1,565) has been paid by a charitable trust and the procedures are to be introduced so that in future patients who are liable to pay are told prior to commencement of treatment therefore giving them an informed choice. CD’s won’t play: - Some bad news regarding CD’s - we had checked all the CD’s we produced by playing them on a computer, however we have since found that they do not always work on a CD player.  If you have bought one of these please let me know which one it is (either the choir trip compilation or the Bethany songs 2012) and I will post you a replacement just email me with your full address and post code ( All the latest CD’s have been tested on a CD player!

NEWS of the SEVENTH WEEK This week our choir toured further from home visiting both Ripon where they held a presentation in Ripon Cathedral to Stockton on Forest (York) where they did a presentation in Holy Trinity Church.
The pictures say it all
Week 7  (43 Pics).

NEWS of the SIXTH WEEK This week everything has gone to plan and we have visited a few schools in the Burnley area as well as Burnley College where we did two presentations to a group of several hundred students in their atrium on three levels.  We also did presentations at Whalley Methodist Church, Chorley Brownies and Guides, The GYM at Morecambe and Bamber Bridge Methodists.  The pictures say it all Week 6  (32 Pics).

Further news about Janes and his abscess:  Following the surprise bill ( 1,565) which was received this week Janes has had his dressing changed 4 times since the abscees was drained last Tuesday.  Sadly we felt we had to refuse the services of Royal Blackburn Hospital who told us they would have to charge (an undisclosed amount on top of the 1,565 already invoiced) if they continued to treat him.  Fortunately the dressings have been done by other medical professionals at no charge to whom we are most grateful.  Janes’ wound is healing well as we had hoped.  We have now to face the bill and we are looking for someone to fight our case for us as we believe we should have been informed of the liability of the charge before treatment started and also given some idea of the expected cost which would at least have given us a chance of finding others to drain the abscess perhaps without charge (as has been achieved with the ongoing dressings).  Please email me if you can offer any advice etc.


NEWS of the FIFTH WEEK This week was very exciting as Janes Manuari (12 year old boy) was admitted to Royal Blackburn hospital. On Monday night Janes showed us an Abscess near his arm pit and so we thought it best to take him to A & E at Blackburn Royal.  Back home (Bethany Tanzania) one of our care-workers bathes and drains abscesses followed by a course of antibiotics.  Not so in the UK, On arrival at Royal Blackburn A & E at 10 pm we showed Janes’ passport to the receptionist and explained his background. Within the hour we had seen two nurses who dressed the abscess and sent us off to the children’s reception area. Another couple of hours waiting and we saw the doctor who said we must go to the children’s ward reception area as the abscess needed treatment.  Once there we saw a nurse and two surgeons who said he should stay overnight and have the abscess drained the following day.  The consent form was signed and we left Janes in hospital returning home just after 2 am.  The following day we left Sophia at the hospital to be there with Janes as long as was needed.  Sophia phoned at about lunch time to say the operation had been completed and Janes was recovering from the general anesthetic!  At about 2 pm that afternoon I had a phone call to say that we would be expected to pay and subsequently  we were told the price was 1,565 + ongoing charges for dressing the wound (at least three visits). Once we were made aware of the ongoing charges we refused the treatment and have found others to dress the wound free of charge.  However, the rest of our little choir went to the hospital to pick up Janes on Tuesday late afternoon and were invited to sing a few songs which everyone seemed to enjoy.
He now seems much better even though he has not been prescribed any antibiotics and we have received no paperwork from the hospital about what they have actually done.
Other than that the week went on as usual without Janes who stayed at home being kept busy with home work and reading English books as well as helping check our CD’s.

NEWS of the FOURTH  WEEK Another busy week ending with another day of Education on Saturday.  As well as visiting many schools we saw a firework display at Bolton Road URC church, Darwen.  We also attended a talent show and entered Elizabeth and Tabitha (our two youngest members) - sadly they did not come in the first three.  However we sung three songs at the end of the show which was appreciated by all those present.  We also attended our local church, Ernest Street Baptist Chapel, Oswaldtwistle for the Sunday service.

NEWS of the THIRD WEEK This is the week the children concentrate on extra education and so far it’s going well. We have a minimum of 6 teachers helping our 11 students a ratio of nearly two to one. They learn from 9 am to 1pm with a 15min break at 11am.  On Tuesday afternoon the children visited Pendleside Hospice in Burnley and also visited Blackpool illuminations in the evening.  On Thursday they visited Brownhill Learning Community, Rochdale.

NEWS of the SECOND WEEK ( Saturday 20th Oct to Friday 26th) another busy week having visited a total of 13 schools ( 6 secondary schools and 7 Primary) as well as doing 3 evening presentations. You will see from the photos some of the schools we have visited.  This coming week is our education week where the children will be receiving lessons every morning from 9 am till 1 pm. In the afternoons we will be visiting Pendle Hospice and hopefully Blackburn Royal infirmary. It’s a quiet week with only one presentation on the Friday evening so we are hoping to visit Blackpool illuminations one evening next week. The boys are hoping to play football sometime and the girls looking forward to a rest.

Photos of some of the weeks events are here

NEWS of the FIRST WEEK. From the children landing at Manchester airport on Saturday the 13th October to Friday night the 19th October. This first week we visited a total 18 schools ( 15 Primary, 1 Secondary, 1 Nursery and Accrington and Rossendale College)

So far everything is going well. Our thanks go to Paul Barton for lending us the old Bethany mini-bus for 7 weeks for no charge (saving us a hire charge of at least 4,000).
We have visited all the schools booked - arriving early for some and late for others - sorry.  We start our home education programme tomorrow ( Saturday ) from 9.30am till 1pm for the choir. 

We have almost sold out of the 500 calendars we had ordered and so have had to re-order for next week. Some schools have organised a non uniform day which is a fabulous way of raising funds for us - thank you.  Sadly we have not been able to accommodate all the schools who have wanted a visit yet - but we are still trying to find slots. 

We have now booked Accrington Town hall for a Final Farewell on Friday the 30th November 7pm where we will be doing a full presentation and selling the last few Calendars, Kangas and drums etc. refreshments available - tea and biscuits 75p.

We have signed up with ‘Charitycheckout’ which allows supporters to arrange monthly donations online.
The full list of events which is being continually updated is here

Photos of some of the weeks events are here

_______________End of the first weeks news_______________

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 3rd year and Sophia in her 2nd 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.


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).

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.


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 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)

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)

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)

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)


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),
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)


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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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Saturday Morning education


Keswick day, Rosehill


Elizabeth - chores


St. James, Blackburn


Helping hands


Central Methodists, Nelson


Hollins, Accrington

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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
Blessed Assurance
Swahili song and dance

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


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







South Africa


United Kingdom


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.
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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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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