Berega is a group of villages in a rural area in the mountains of central Tanzania, 300km inland from Dar-es-Salaam.
As a rural community access to health care and education has been limited in the past. However, through the work of the local church and in partnership with One Collective UK, there have been a range of developments in these key areas.
These challenges continue and we partner with the local community to assess needs and implement new transformation programmes to ensure everyone can have access to food, freedom and forgiveness.
Patmo cares for 20-24 babies whose mothers have died in childbirth. Care is provided for the first two years of the child’s life. During their time in the orphanage, they are cared for by the staff as well as a relative such as a cousin or older sibling who is able to continue with their own education. When they are fully weaned and thriving, at around two years of age, they are able to return to their father and grandparents in the villages.
Berega Mission Hospital and the School of Nursing
Through the work and advocacy of Dr David and Ann Curnock we are able to support the development of the 120 bed, five ward hospital including a maternity ward, neonatal unit and an operating theatre.
John and Mair Pugh established the School of Nursing and now are consultants and advocates for the school, raising awareness and funds to continue its development.
The Curnocks and the Pughs continue to travel out to Berega as and when possible, in order to teach and encourage the staff and students.
Berega Bible School
The Bible School provides training for Christians in local church leadership as well as education to support local adults in completing their education up to school-leaving level.
Mgugu and Makondo Government Primary Schools, and Bishop Chitemo Church Primary School
We partner with these local primary schools and support with teaching English, as well as helping and encouraging the teachers.