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.

HIV Food Programme replaces worry with hope

Ethiopia, Thursday, 10 October 2019

15 year old Sena is kind and thoughtful, full of potential and, just like every child, deserving of a bright future. But Sena is living with HIV, causing her to worry. Today Sena is healthy thanks to the life-changing HIV Food Programme. She tells us how the programme has taken away her worries and helped her feel happy again. 

Samrawit’s birthday in her new home

Ethiopia, Thursday, 20 June 2019

Sadly tragedy and unexpected loss are all too common for children in Bekoji. The Stand by Me Bekoji Children’s Village was built to care for children just like Samrawit, orphaned, abandoned and in need of a loving family. We welcomed her into our girls’ home after the death of her father and she immediately fitted in.

Kids receive smart uniforms

Ethiopia, Thursday, 11 April 2019

Our kids in Dembi Dollo are energetic and have an eagerness to learn but their families do not have adequate income to afford everyday items such as new clothes and school uniforms. That’s why we provide our children around the world with new uniforms and our kids in Dembi Dollo recently received theirs.

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