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.

The Gift of a New Uniform

Kenya Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Clothes mean more to our children than just a way to be fashionable. Most of the children from the community have never owned new clothes. One of the students who got a new uniform is Carlos. When he was given his new pair of trousers to try on, he couldn’t stop smiling.

“I like this uniform. My brother looks nice and so do I. We could even work in an office!”

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.

Obed's Story

Myanmar Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Obed joined our Mercy Home in 2013 where he as surrounded by love and care, he received medical treatment when needed, nutritious food daily and a life-changing education.

“The children under Stand by Me are so blessed. They can go to school without any worries and stresses. They have friends (sponsors) from other country, and they are so happy and proud of it.”

The Best Start to their Day

Kenya, Thursday, 09 February 2023

Last year, Caleb received a bed thanks to our February on the Floor fundraising event.

"When I got a bed, I was so overwhelmed with happiness. No one has ever given me such a gift. It made me a better person."

School kits for our kids

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 18 January 2023

3|Share, Adobe Platinum Solution Partner Company visited the Dominican Republic for their company meeting. As they were visiting Dominican Republic, they wanted to give back to help the local community, so they took school kits for all our kids!

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.

Christmas Gifts for your Sponsored Child

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Christmas is the perfect time to show your sponsor child you are thinking of them by sending a monetary gift. 

Our kids are overjoyed to be able to pick their own gifts from a local shop. They can choose anything from clothes, toys or even a new bag for school. These gifts ensure our children can receive something they want or need, while also benefitting the local economy!

Dragon Boat Race

Monday, 03 October 2022

On a recent sunny Saturday, teams from local companies, along with some Stand by Me staff and volunteers, had an exciting day on Lake Windermere competing in a dragon boat race, with all proceeds going toward our children in Kenya.

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. 

Stand by... almost there...