Working Hard and Dreaming Big

Ethiopia Friday, 08 March 2024

‘Bright’ and ‘ambitious’ are the two words staff at our Bethany School in Ethiopia use to describe past student Birtukan. Her story serves as an inspiration, an example of “one determined student whose aspirations soared beyond the confines of limited resources.”

Meet the newest member of our Stand by Me family

Ethiopia Friday, 14 April 2023

Outside the local mosque, not far from our Bethany School in Ethiopia, a young boy was wandering alone in the rain. He was crying and looking for his mother when someone noticed him. The young boy told them his name was Khalid.

Bethany School Success

Ethiopia Thursday, 23 March 2023

Rahel was one of the first students to join our Bethany School in Ethiopia in 2006. Rahel thrived at school, she was enthusiastic about her studies as she knew this was her opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for herself and her family.

Creating a brighter future

Ethiopia Monday, 09 January 2023

Fedesa is 10 years old and is a friendly, polite boy who loves football and dreams of becoming a teacher. 

Through his education at Abdi Academy, Fedesa is creating a brighter future for himself and his family by breaking the perpetual cycle of poverty.

Yoseph's Graduated!

Ethiopia, Monday, 26 December 2022

Yoseph was one of our first Bethany School students when he joined our school as a shy seven-year-old. Yoseph dreamt big and worked hard to reach that dream. 

This year, Yoseph graduated with an exceptional 3.8 GPA and became one of the few mental health practitioners in Ethiopia.

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.

Stand by... almost there...