From Fort Augustus to Inverness Castle for our kids in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Friday, 18 November 2022

A team from Marchmont, an Investment Management company, have taken on the tough but incredible challenge of travelling from Fort Augustus to Inverness Castle by bike, canoe and finishing with a run, covering approximately 56km collectively. They have taken on this challenge to support our Stand by Me kids in Ethiopia and give them a chance at a brighter future.

Our Graduating Superstars

Ethiopia Thursday, 08 September 2022

Kasahun and Abraham have graduated from two of Ethiopia's top universities!

Our dream for every Stand by Me’s child is that they can utilise our support to rise above their circumstance and create a better future for themselves and their family, breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Changing lives with education

Ethiopia Thursday, 21 July 2022

Meseret is now in grade 7 and one of the top students in the school scoring the highest result in her class this semester. 

Meseret said: “There is no secret to my academic achievement. I am changing my life with education. All the facilities are here for me, so I want to use my chance for change.”

Support leads to success

Ethiopia Thursday, 26 May 2022

Bacha was the first Bethany School student to score 99.1 % in his grade 8 first semester exam. 

“Thanks to the unwavering support from Stand by Me, sending my father to get medical attention and monthly support to pay the house rent took the burden off my shoulders. Now I can focus and concentrate and achieve the best grade.” 


Helping every child to thrive

Ethiopia, Monday, 07 March 2022

Lidiya joined our Bethany School in Ethiopia, when she was eight years old. Once she joined our Bethany School, Lidiya received a free education, food, and healthcare when needed. She started to thrive. 

"I would like to thank Stand by me for loving me, helping and teaching me. I am here today because of the support I have received from Stand by me. May God bless you all!”

Raincoats make rainy days fun!

Ethiopia, Thursday, 26 August 2021

Can you imagine day after day, sitting in school with wet clothes? This is the reality for our children during the rainy season. They get cold to their bones and struggle to concentrate in class. 

But this rainy season is different. A wonderful team donated money to buy raincoats for all our children. Our children now arrive at school with dry clothes, warm hearts and big smiles.

No child should miss out on an education due to ill-health

Ethiopia, Friday, 23 July 2021

Our Abdi Academy School, in Ethiopia, recently ran a health drive. We want our children to make the most of every opportunity and thrive because we believe that no child should miss out on an education due to ill-health.

Building beds for 907 of our kids!

Ethiopia, Thursday, 29 April 2021

Here at Stand by Me we want the best for our children, but we know many of our kids go home to sleep on the cold ground every night. This year 85 individuals, families, schools and youth groups took part in our February on the floor challenge to provide beds for our children. 

Bethany School students isolate to protect their health

Ethiopia, Friday, 09 April 2021

Since reopening our Bethany School, the children have resumed their classes with added measures to reduce the spread of Covid. Unfortunately some cases of Covid have been found amongst the staff at the Bethany School and the school has been closed to ensure there is no further spread of the virus. As we monitor the sitaution carefully, we are pleased to report that so far, none of our children have experienced any Covid symptoms.

Fantastic exam results for our Grade 8

Ethiopia, Monday, 22 March 2021

In Ethiopia we care for over 1,000 children at our Bethany School and Abdi Academy and when they reach Grade 8 they sit an important national exam to determine whether they can go on to High School. We are absolutely delighted to share with you that every Grade 8 student at our schools in Ethiopia passed their national exams.

Life-saving food

Ethiopia, Friday, 13 March 2020

Seven year old Aster is a confident, smart and playful student at our Bethany School in Ethiopia.But Aster’s progress was hiding the struggle of her home situation which was revealed to our staff when Aster’s mum, Bekelu, arrived at our project office; distressed and starving.

Lifting kids off the ground and into their first bed

Ethiopia, Monday, 27 January 2020

We’re doing everything we can to make a difference in our kids' lives. Yet many return home after school to go to sleep on the hard, cold ground alongside their parents and siblings. But a bed can change all that.

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