Stand By Me

Guest Blog: A short visit to Guacamayal

Colombia Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Bethany shares her experience of visiting Guacamayal, Colombia and meeting the children at our Emmanuel Care Centre. 

Mothers begin to bake

Colombia Wednesday, 01 August 2018

To give families in Colombia the means to improve their lives for the long term, our care centre has been running self-sufficiency courses. One of the courses has been to teach the mothers of our children baking and pastry-making.

Building strong families in Colombia

Colombia Monday, 14 May 2018

Stand by Me run a care centre to bring hope and care to children and families in this town. One of our aims is to provide training and support for families so that they can raise their children in a safe, secure and loving environment.

Meet Isaac

Colombia Monday, 14 May 2018

Isaac first came to our Emmanuel Care Centre when he was four years old. Life was hard for him back then. With barely any income, his mum struggled to feed him and Isaac had little chance of ever achieving an education. 

Gualdir shows his kindness

Colombia, Monday, 16 April 2018

When a child’s individual needs are looked after, they are free to grow in character and express themselves. They are full of valuable qualities, one of which is kindness, which radiates from eight year old Gualdir in Colombia. 

Drug education and prevention in Colombia

Colombia, Friday, 26 January 2018

The Stand by Me Emmanuel Care Centre in Colombia seeks to change the lives of children and families living in poverty in Guacamayal. The community face many issues, one of which is drug use which affects children and adults alike, destroying hopes and putting lives at risk. 

Alvaro's vision restored

Colombia, Wednesday, 06 December 2017

An eye test and glasses can dramatically change a child’s experience of life. When Alvaro told his mother that he was experiencing constant headaches, we made sure he received the help he needed to restore his vision. 

Walking against child abuse

Colombia, Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Child abuse is devastating the lives of many children in Guacamayal, Colombia. Our care centre exists to bring care, support, protection and love to children effected by abuse. In an unprecedented event in Guacamayal, the children marched against child abuse. 

An evening for Colombia

Colombia, Friday, 20 October 2017

On a Saturday evening in the village of St Nicholas-at-Wade, 70 people flocked to the village hall eager for a tasty meal, fantastic entertainment and to hear about the work of Stand by Me in Colombia.

Bringing hope to Guacamayal

Colombia, Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Occupying the largest site in the heart of Guacamayal is a building referred to by children and parents alike as "The Centro". A far cry from the surrounding dark and squalid housing, the Emmanuel Care Centre is a hub exploding with joy and hope. 

Support for José at a hard time

Colombia, Thursday, 20 July 2017

Each day José comes to the Stand by Me care centre for food, homework help, games and medical care when needed. However, last year we started to notice some behaviour changes in José and discovered that he was struggling to cope with his parents separation.  

Lunch time in Guacamayal

Colombia, Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Stand by Me has renovated the Emmanuel Care Centre's canteen with the addition of new tables, chairs and table cloths. Now more children can eat their lunch at one time and enjoy sharing a meal together.

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