Stand By Me

Monte Plata impacted by hurricanes

Dominican Republic Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Stand by Me have been working in the Dominican Republic since 1995. In recent months, the Dominican Republic, along with surrounding countries, has been bombarded by hurricanes and storms, causing flooding and the spread of disease. 

Yumeiry's enthusiasm for school

Dominican Republic Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Yumeiry attends our Eva Russell School. When she first came into our care she often missed school because her mother was neglectful and did not bring her. But now she is at school every day...

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.

Wilton was one hundredth on a waiting list to go to school

Dominican Republic Wednesday, 22 June 2016

All Wilton wanted was to go to school. But he was one hundredth on a waiting list to attend a school in a chicken shed. So we built the Eva Russell School where Wilton grew into a mature young man. 

Genesis's strength to help others

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Genesis is in grade 8 at the Eva Russell School. Today she is a confident, compassionate girl with a heart of gold but she has experienced great sadness in her young life after losing her mother. Genesis has shown maturity beyond her years and used her experiences to help others.

Brothers join Casa Monte Plata

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The Casa Monte Plata Children’s Homes in the Dominican Republic care for orphaned and at risk children in a safe and loving environment. The family has been added to since it welcomed two brothers; Franklin and Josue. 

No longer a street child

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Living from meal to meal, not knowing where he will find the next. To now having a bright future ahead of him, we have seen Juan Jose grow up in th...

Casa Monte Plata cares for siblings

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Ana Niurka (12 years old) and her younger siblings Wilber (11 years old) and Ana Niovalin (8 years old) are safe in their new family home: the Casa...

New students at the Eva Russell School

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Here are the ten little bundles of fun that have arrived at the Eva Russell School in the Dominican Republic for the Pre-Kindergarten grade. All of...

A trip to remember

Dominican Republic, Thursday, 26 June 2014

Brandy (second left) attends the Eva Russell School in the Dominican Republic. Life has been difficult for Brandy, her father has been in prison he...

A graduation to remember

Dominican Republic, Thursday, 13 September 2012

A graduation to rememberMarco*, one of the eldest boys at the Casa Monte Plata home in the Dominican Republic, will be graduating from High School ...

A super fun children’s camp for the Eva Russell School

Dominican Republic, Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A week-long summer camp was the highlight of the year for our children at the Eva Russell School, in the Dominican Republic. A team of people from ...

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