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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Stand by... almost there...