Stand By Me

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. 

Hope out of hardship

Ethiopia, Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Natinael, age 11, lives in Dembi Dollo in Ethiopia, his story breaks our hearts but thankfully ends in hope. Natinael’s mother was HIV positive and when he was just a young baby, she sadly passed away due to complications from AIDS.

Meet Jean Carlos

Dominican Republic, Thursday, 26 January 2017

Cheeky chappy Jean Carlos, age nine, lives in Monte Plata in the Dominican Republic. He’s had an unsettled life which began when his father was sent to prison with a 15 year sentence for murder.

Treasured Possessions

Colombia, Tuesday, 24 January 2017

It’s incredibly important to each child’s sense of value and stability that they’re surrounded by people who love them and care about them. Child sponsorship supports this further by giving our kids a relationship with someone who loves them and helps them feel part of a wider family.

Heading to High School

Ethiopia, Thursday, 19 January 2017

Last year our grade 8 students took their regional exams. It is always a proud moment when we see children who we have given a helping hand, rise out of terrible circumstances and reach a significant point in their education.

Guest blog: An Adventure in Burma

Burma, Thursday, 12 January 2017

Beth spent a month in Burma visiting Stand by Me projects, teaching in our school and meeting our smart and generous children. Here she shares her most memorable experiences. 

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