This is a graphic map of the village with hospital, nursing school, LTC and orphanage
Click on each of the buildings to get photos and basic info about projects there.
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Please go to our Projects page for more information on the
work that's been done and in progress.
Hills surrounding Berega
There are many beautiful views surrounding Berega.
There are a number of small family run shops selling a limited selection of basic
Locally grown produce on sale daily. The quantity and quality is entirely dependent
on rain at the right time.
Shade and safety are found in the grounds of the orphanage.
Typical housing in the village. Some of the houses have corrugated iron (known as
Hand made clay bricks are often used.
Collecting water from the well. There are several around the village but many of
them are broken with no funds to repair them.
Lay Training Centre (LTC)
At the Lay Training Centre there is a class room, meeting room and accommodation
for students (shown in the 3 pictures)
St Mary's Church
The Church is the people. Here is a typical Sunday congregation.
State run primary education starts at the age of seven in Tanzania. The Kindergarten
in Berega gives the opportunity for children under that age to start earlier.
There are two classrooms, a teachers office and an enclosed playground in the Kindergarten
Funds for the construction of the Kindergarten where given by Merland Rise Church
and a team of young people from the Church came to paint and decorate it in August
The Teachers and students.
The second classroom showing the built in blackboard.
Hospital Staff Accommodation
The family of patients have to provide food for them during their stay. This is
the cooking area.
Notice outside the Hospital.
The central courtyard in the hospital complex.
Staff Houses. These old and run down buildings are just outside the hospital and
Outpatients waiting area.
Maternity Waiting Home
Specially built to house mum's to be who have been predicted to have a difficult
birth. Often women are lost in childbirth because of the time it takes to get to
hospital. Being able to stay at the hospital cuts that delay out and greatly increases
the chances of a successful outcome.
School of Nursing at Berega (SONAB)
Opened in 2010. The building shown contains a classroom, library and communal area.
John Pugh with some of the first cohort of students.
Time to relax. A volley ball court has proved very popular.
The Flying Doctor is a vital link which brings specialist medical skills to this
remote part of Tanzania.