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Project information

New classrooms and school for orphans

We want to build classrooms at our children's home in Tanzania where we currently care for over 100 children. Education for our children is very important for their future job prospects as they have no parents or relatives to care for them once they reach 18yrs. They need to become self sufficient.

July 2012 - June 2013

Charity information: The Bethany Project (Tanzania) UK

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  • Need


    The education provided at both the local primary and secondary government schools fails to provide our children with a good enough education to go onto further education or training courses. This is especially the case for girls where most girls fail to achieve a pass in any subject at the secondary school. Also the teaching of English is very poor - a subject they need to go onto further education or get jobs


    We have already starting teaching our children at the home and have adopted an English medium curriculum. The children have progressed and are now very competent with the English language and the other curriculum subjects we have taught. We would also like to teach at secondary school level when our current form 7 students move on.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide an education for our children especially the girls


    » Build a school

    What success will look like

    Success will seeing that our children become good effective responsible generous employable young people when they leave our care

  • Impact


    We have already had some success with a number of our older girls who have won free scholarships to come and study in England and then return to Tanzania and get good jobs. We want to achieve the same success without them coming to the UK. We believe that attitudes, perspectives and values need to be challenged that are presently in the culture if gender equality is to be achieved.


    Obstacles and interference from local government officials who are not sympathetic to our cause and feel that looking after orphans or educating them is of little value. We hope to overcome such obstacles by constant visits and by showing the positive outcomes for Tanzania as a whole our efforts will bring.


    Using our website and via monthly emails

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £125,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 classroom block first block of 4 classrooms (primary)
      £40,000 classroom block second block 4 classrooms (primary)
      £20,000 admin block staff room, library and storeroom (primary)
      £25,000 fitting out desks, chairs, water, lighting - resources
  • Background


    Located in Magu district, Mwanza Region, Tanzania, East Africa.
    in a small village named Yiwimila, 20 km from the nearest small town of Magu and 80KM from Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria.


    Our orphaned children and indirectly future generations of Tanzanians

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 20 years of experience of operating in Tanzania. We have a good grasp of the culture through first hand experience and from the children we have cared for. We have already built the children's home from scratch and have all the contacts in place. We are already teaching our children on site - we just need much better facilities so that we can care for more children as we are using some of our sleeping accommodation as classrooms etc.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr. Daniel Bujiku

    Our present manager of the project who has been with us for over 6 years

    Mr. Graham Pountain

    Coordinator of the project. He has been connected with the project since inception and helped with the first building in 1991.

    Mr. David Borland OBE

    David is our Treasurer and visits the project several times a year to check the accounts etc.