In 2018 we visited Bekoji and funded a multi-sports court and provided 10 beds for families in the community. This year as a group we can't wait to return to Bekoji and see the progress of the children at the Bethany School and Bekoji Children's Home.
Our trip is completely self-funded but as a group we have the ambition of completing some projects to benefit the disadvantaged children and their families:
Provide 20 beds - This will buy the materials for us to build beds and provide pillows, a mattress and blankets to get children off the mud floors at night and give them a comfortable night's sleep.
Repair houses - Many children are living in awful conditions, we want to fund essential repairs to family homes including fixing roofs to improve their living conditions. This will also involve employing parents of Stand by Me children to work on the repairs, helping their family through income.
Provide food packs - A food pack costs £20 and provides a family living in poverty with nutritious food for a month.
Stand by Me is a local charity, based here in Hornchurch. It provides education, food, clothes and medical care for children around the world living in extreme poverty.
Thanks for your support, while you're in your warm comfortable bed this evening, please spare a thought for a child without one, and help us reach our ambitious target, it's a very worthy cause.