Exploring dreams

Romania Wednesday, 05 June 2024

‘What is a lesser-known fact about you?’, ‘If someone had the power to grant any wish for you, what would it be?’ and ‘What do you envision achieving by this time next year?’ are the three questioned given to our Denisa Care Centre children during a recent Kids’ Activity Panel. As the 13 children sat with our Romania Director Cami and the centre’s psychologist, they each explored their greatest dreams and aspirations, giving them the chance to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.

The start of a new journey

Colombia Wednesday, 22 May 2024

A welcome celebration marked the entrance of 14 new Grade 1 children into our Emmanuel Care Centre. They are the first cohort of up to 30 Grade 1 children who are enrolled into the centre each year, the excited five- and six- year-olds now receiving a life-changing education through our programme in Colombia.

Dancing Brings Joy

Myanmar Thursday, 09 May 2024

We are overjoyed to pursue our passion for dancing, and we hope for more opportunities in the future. Your prayers mean the world to us, and we’re thrilled to be doing what we love” said 16-year-old Ngua, also known as ‘dancer’ amongst his peers. He was one of the seven children at our Agape Home in Myanmar who participated in a recent regional dance competition. During the past few months, the children at the home have been pursuing their hobbies by dancing together, an activity that has been a light amidst dark times.

Angela finds a family of her own

Kenya Thursday, 11 April 2024

Angela was abandoned when she just two months old, left alone on the side of a road. Thankfully she was found, taken to hospital and, shortly after, brought to our Open Arms Children’s Village in Kenya where she received the love and care she needed to grow into a bright and wonderful girl.

Working Hard and Dreaming Big

Ethiopia, Friday, 08 March 2024

‘Bright’ and ‘ambitious’ are the two words staff at our Bethany School in Ethiopia use to describe past student Birtukan. Her story serves as an inspiration, an example of “one determined student whose aspirations soared beyond the confines of limited resources.”

The life changing gift of a bed

Kenya, Friday, 26 January 2024

Five-year-old Emmanuel sat on his bed with tears in his eyes. At first glance it appeared that these were tears of sadness, but that day he had in fact cried many tears of joy.

Scovia's School Success

Kenya, Monday, 13 November 2023

Scovia was only a little girl when she promised her sister she would work hard to succeed in life. At that young age she was determined to become the ‘best doctor in Kenya’.

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."

Stand by... almost there...