Stand By Me

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.

Our 2018-2019 Annual Report

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

We're really excited to share with you our latest Annual Report which highlights just nine stories of our impact and key achievements.

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.

Take a look back on 2019

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Across the world our kids have been celebrating Christmas and as we look back on 2019 we are so grateful for your support. Through sponsorship, fundraising and sharing the stories of our kids you have helped to make this year another incredible one. We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you on behalf of our kids like Sifan, Khup Kho Mang and Isaac.

Gifts of hope

Monday, 04 November 2019

Our Gift Catalogue is a great means of blessing our children but it is also a special way for you to buy a meaningful gift for a loved one. Having purchased an item, we will send you a gift card with a space for you to write a personal message, explaining that you have bought a gift for a child on their behalf. These gifts will empower our kids to dream big and hope for more.

3 ways to give your sponsored child a happy Christmas

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Christmas is a great time of year where many of us enjoy sending cards or giving gifts to those we love. For sponsors who see their sponsored children as part of their own family, you can do the same for them and give them a very happy Christmas.

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. 

A small school makes a big difference

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

On a fresh summer day in June 2019, Longstone Primary School took on the massive challenge of collectively running a marathon. From the little legs of the Primary 1’s to the confident strides of the Primary 7’s, everyone played their part in raising money to help provide school meals for our kids in Ethiopia.

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