Stand By Me

Graduation celebration

Colombia Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Five of our girls; Jeraldinis, Yuranis, Guissett, Adriana and Margarita, recently completed their High School education. This is a fantastic achievement for these five young women and one worth celebrating. 

The Mellors move to Bekoji

Ethiopia Wednesday, 12 April 2017

In 2012 Chris and Fi made their first visit to Ethiopia, little did they know that this short trip would be the catalyst for them, in 2017, to move hundreds of miles away from their home to live in Bekoji, one of the poorest towns in Ethiopia.

"Their future will be full of hope"

Burma Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Ciang, Headteacher of the Stand by Me Lois School in Kalaymyo, was going about her morning chores at her home when, at around 8am, she had a visitor appear with three small children.

A special birthday for a brave girl

Colombia Thursday, 30 March 2017

Kethy, age 15, is full of courage. She lives in Guacamayal in Colombia where poverty is endemic and many families, hers included, struggle to make ends meet. Not only has Kethy had to stay hopeful when opportunity is scarce but she has battled with medical problems. 

Calling all teachers: Burma trip

Burma, Wednesday, 29 March 2017

We are planning a teacher training visit to Burma in late October/November. Our schools in Burma are seeking training in pre-school education, foundation, key stage 1 and key stage 2. Read the article to find out more. 

An encouraging visit

India, Monday, 20 March 2017

Our children at our Agape Children's Home in India had an exciting visit to Burma to see Stand by Me Projects Director Ahmad Ayoubi. Although it was only a short stay, they all had a fantastic time with Ahmad.

Shoes spread joy around the world

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thank you so much for helping us reach our goal to buy a pair of shoes for every child in our care. Your kindness has reached across the world to every Stand  by Me project and given all our kids the privilege of shoes, protecting their feet from injury and disease.

World Book Day 2017

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Our kids love reading. Books bring our children joy as they broaden their imagination and discover delight in immersing themselves in a story. Books expand our children’s knowledge and encourage their personal learning. We love hearing about our children’s interests and asked our kids around the world what their favourite book is:

Guest blog: February on the floor

Ethiopia, Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Sometimes I have the stupidest great ideas. But there was no going back, I had decided, I’d spend the month of February sleeping on the floor to raise money for beds.

Meet Grace

Ethiopia, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Grace is one of our kids. She was handed to us in a bundle of rags by a policewoman. But her name wasn't Grace then, in fact, she didn't have a name at all. 

Hannah's hard working attitude

Burma, Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hannah, age 13, came into our care seven years ago. Her life was turned upside down when Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, tragically killing her mother and paralysing her father.

A trip to the forest

Wednesday, 08 February 2017

The children at the Rehoboth children’s home in Guatemala enjoyed an excursion to a beautiful forest. The whole family set off on the trip to see the stunning views and have fun together playing games in the park. 

Stand by... almost there...