Stand By Me

An evening for Colombia

Colombia Friday, 20 October 2017

On a Saturday evening in the village of St Nicholas-at-Wade, 70 people flocked to the village hall eager for a tasty meal, fantastic entertainment and to hear about the work of Stand by Me in Colombia.

A second chance for success

Burma Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Hau San Zam attends our Lois School in Burma. Over the years we’ve met her needs from food and healthcare, to a quality education and caring relationships. She had come so far and was studying in grade 10, preparing to take her matriculation exams.

Hope for girls like Phul Maya

Nepal Wednesday, 13 September 2017

For parents who fear that their daughters could be snatched away at any moment, abducted by child traffickers or forced to marry against their will, the Khairang Bethany School is a voice of hope. 

From the streets of Dembi Dollo

Ethiopia Monday, 11 September 2017

Orphaned and roaming the streets of Dembi Dollo at five years old, Natinael had a life of hardship that no child should ever experience. We could not walk past him, we had to intervene and thanks to Natinael’s sponsor we are now meeting all his needs.

A home fit for a family

Burma, Wednesday, 06 September 2017

In January 2017 we officially opened our children’s village in the town of Taungii, offering a loving family for eight children who have been rescued from extreme poverty.

From refugee camp to thriving village

Nepal, Monday, 21 August 2017

Approaching the valley of Dhading, there is a view that catches your eye, a sea of glistening tin roofs glimmer in the sunshine where two years previously there were only dusty hills covered with orange and blue tarpaulin tents. 

Bringing hope to Guacamayal

Colombia, Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Occupying the largest site in the heart of Guacamayal is a building referred to by children and parents alike as "The Centro". A far cry from the surrounding dark and squalid housing, the Emmanuel Care Centre is a hub exploding with joy and hope. 

Outstanding marks in ICT

Ethiopia, Monday, 07 August 2017

In Bekoji, a big step for Stand by Me was opening an ICT lab, the first of its kind in Bekoji where electricity supply is often unreliable. The computer lab is in full use for students of all ages and the children are delighted to gain practical experience with technology. 

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. 

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