Stand By Me

The start of an excellent education

Burma Thursday, 20 June 2019

This year we are proud that 20 of our children from the children’s village started their academic year at private school. The children are attending school daily, working hard and learning to pass their national exams. When they reach the end of their education, we are confident they will achieve well.

The Yangon family enjoy a meal

Burma Friday, 07 June 2019

The Yangon family gathered outside around tables in the shade. A tasty selection of food was prepared, including rice which is a Burmese staple. It was a great time eating and celebrating together and it was a good opportunity for the family to bond around a dinner table.

Man Deih Lai Lun spends her summer at school

Burma Thursday, 11 April 2019

This summer, Man Deih Lai Lun has joined our summer school. She comes from Tuikhingzang village, one of the villages that was totally washed away by the 2015 flood and was left completely under mud. Man Deih Lai Lun told us what it means to her to come to summer school...

Thang Sian Khai steps closer to his teaching dream

Burma Friday, 15 March 2019

When Thang Sian Khai joined our Sophia Home in Tamu, Burma, just 6 years old, he had never been to school due to living in a very remote, rural village. He recently was given a place to study to become a teacher, we're so proud!

Obed recovers from a broken leg

Burma, Monday, 11 March 2019

12 year old Obed is a playful boy who brings a lot of joy to our Mercy family in Burma. While playing football at school, he slipped over and suffered a terrible break in his right leg. He needed an urgent operation and months of recovery. Thankfully, Obed followed the doctor’s orders and his leg recovered well.

Kung Hmong is welcomed to the family

Burma, Monday, 14 May 2018

Kung Hmong has been grinning from ear to ear since joining our Mercy family at our Shan State Children’s Village. Before joining our family, Kung Hmong didn't get the chance to smile much, often survival was the only thing on his mind. 

A second chance for success

Burma, Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Hau San Zam attends our Lois School in Burma. Over the years we’ve met her needs from food and healthcare, to a quality education and caring relationships. She had come so far and was studying in grade 10, preparing to take her matriculation exams.

A home fit for a family

Burma, Wednesday, 06 September 2017

In January 2017 we officially opened our children’s village in the town of Taungii, offering a loving family for eight children who have been rescued from extreme poverty.

Meet Aung

Burma, Thursday, 13 July 2017

Aung's family of six were affectionate but exceedingly poor, struggling to make ends meet. Aung’s father, in desperation to provide for his children, trafficked drugs to India but was caught at the border and sentenced to seven years in prison.

One year of Naomi

Burma, Sunday, 28 May 2017

Naomi was a very special surprise. At just nine days old she was left outside the Stand by Me Sophia Academy campus in Tamu, Burma. This tough start was turned around when we found her. Today is the 1st birthday!

"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.

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. 

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