Flooding in Colombia

Colombia Friday, 24 September 2021

Recently, a storm hit Colombia causing terrible flooding. Floods hit our Emmanuel Care Centre and many of our children’s houses. Thankfully everyone is safe, but there was a great deal of damage. 

“I was home with my children when the rain started. Like an avalanche, the flood came. The only thing I thought about was my children.

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.

8 Birthday Gift Ideas for your Sponsored Child

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

We all love receiving gifts and cards on our birthday, but for a child in poverty, receiving a gift from someone so far away is extra special! 

Here are 8 ideas for birthday gifts that will make their day.

Covid will not mean an end to education for our children

Colombia, Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Due to Covid, many children in Colombia are struggling to access education. The Emmanuel Care Centre homework clubs are allowing students to still access education and use resources such as books, worksheets and computers. In a time when Covid has changed everything, the Care Centre remains a place of education, love and support.

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. 

The daily necessities to help our kids thrive

Colombia, Thursday, 29 April 2021

The children at our care centre recently received a bathtime pack and a school pack. Our staff also provided girls packs to our older girls and each family were given a hygiene pack which contained hand sanitiser and disposable masks to help families take precautions against Covid.  

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.

How to communicate with your sponsored child without leaving your home

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

We want every child to know they have people that love and care about them. As a sponsor you can help your child feel loved, special and part of a wider family by communicating with them and sending them gifts. And you can do this all from the comfort of your own home. Here’s how:

Every child’s feet protected

Friday, 13 March 2020

Around the world, all of our children are taking on all that life has to offer, protected by a new pair of shoes. Thanks to our supporters generosity to our Shoe Appeal over Christmas, we were delighted to purchase a new pair of shoes for every one of our kids.

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.

Stand by... almost there...