Stand By Me

Support for José at a hard time

Colombia Thursday, 20 July 2017

Each day José comes to the Stand by Me care centre for food, homework help, games and medical care when needed. However, last year we started to notice some behaviour changes in José and discovered that he was struggling to cope with his parents separation.  

Meet Aung

Burma Thursday, 13 July 2017

Aung's family of six were affectionate but exceedingly poor, struggling to make ends meet. Aung’s father, in desperation to provide for his children, trafficked drugs to India but was caught at the border and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Lunch time in Guacamayal

Colombia Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Stand by Me has renovated the Emmanuel Care Centre's canteen with the addition of new tables, chairs and table cloths. Now more children can eat their lunch at one time and enjoy sharing a meal together.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Friday, 23 June 2017

Dan took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge; a trek of 25 miles to climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire. It is no easy feat and a lot of motivation was needed but Dan was determined to make it to raise vital funds for our kids. 

One year of Naomi

Burma, Sunday, 28 May 2017

Naomi was a very special surprise. At just nine days old she was left outside the Stand by Me Sophia Academy campus in Tamu, Burma. This tough start was turned around when we found her. Today is the 1st birthday!

The unfamiliar feeling of shoes

Nepal, Wednesday, 17 May 2017

In the remote mountain villages of the Khairang, a pair of shoes is an unusual sight. Children from a young age are often seen clambering up steep mountain paths or walking miles on their daily chores all barefoot.

13 families start the journey towards self-sufficiency

Ethiopia, Thursday, 11 May 2017

In Bekoji we welcomed 13 families onto our Income Generating Programme, these families are the most needy but also have the strongest desire and ability to work to provide a sustainable income to support their families.

Yumeiry's enthusiasm for school

Dominican Republic, Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Yumeiry attends our Eva Russell School. When she first came into our care she often missed school because her mother was neglectful and did not bring her. But now she is at school every day...

Sweets to celebrate Easter

Colombia, Friday, 28 April 2017

All around the world, Stand by Me projects celebrate occasions in their own way. In Colombia at Easter time, families share in a tradition of baking sweets and giving them to their relatives and neighbours to spread joy.

Graduation celebration

Colombia, Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Five of our girls; Jeraldinis, Yuranis, Guissett, Adriana and Margarita, recently completed their High School education. This is a fantastic achievement for these five young women and one worth celebrating. 

The Mellors move to Bekoji

Ethiopia, Wednesday, 12 April 2017

In 2012 Chris and Fi made their first visit to Ethiopia, little did they know that this short trip would be the catalyst for them, in 2017, to move hundreds of miles away from their home to live in Bekoji, one of the poorest towns in Ethiopia.

"Their future will be full of hope"

Burma, Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Ciang, Headteacher of the Stand by Me Lois School in Kalaymyo, was going about her morning chores at her home when, at around 8am, she had a visitor appear with three small children.

Stand by... almost there...