Access to an education, always.

Myanmar Friday, 03 December 2021

The last year has been exceptionally hard for our children in Myanmar. We believe they all deserve the opportunity to learn. We have purchased tablets to allow them to still have access to education despite the chaos around them. These tablets are a lifeline for our children's education.

Will you donate as you shop this Christmas?

Tuesday, 09 November 2021

This Christmas, when you buy gifts, you can also raise money for our Stand by Me children for free!

When you shop through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of what you spend will be used to provide regular meals, medical care and an education for our kids around the world. 

Fundraising for our Bethany School in Ethiopia.

Friday, 01 October 2021

Have you ever considered fundraising for Stand by Me?

Our wonderful supporter, Mike, recently cycled all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for our Bethany School in Ethiopia. 

We caught up with Mike to find out his highlights from his journey.

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.

Hope in the turmoil

Myanmar, Thursday, 23 September 2021

Since the military took power, our incredible staff have been faithfully looking after our children and serving God through unimaginably difficult circumstances. After hearing how people’s lives have been turned upside down and the desperation many are facing, we believe that our mission to care for children in Myanmar is far from over. We are needed now more than ever.

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.

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