Stand By Me

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.

A special birthday for a brave girl

Colombia, Thursday, 30 March 2017

Kethy, age 15, is full of courage. She lives in Guacamayal in Colombia where poverty is endemic and many families, hers included, struggle to make ends meet. Not only has Kethy had to stay hopeful when opportunity is scarce but she has battled with medical problems. 

Calling all teachers: Burma trip

Burma, Wednesday, 29 March 2017

We are planning a teacher training visit to Burma in late October/November. Our schools in Burma are seeking training in pre-school education, foundation, key stage 1 and key stage 2. Read the article to find out more. 

An encouraging visit

India, Monday, 20 March 2017

Our children at our Agape Children's Home in India had an exciting visit to Burma to see Stand by Me Projects Director Ahmad Ayoubi. Although it was only a short stay, they all had a fantastic time with Ahmad.

Shoes spread joy around the world

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thank you so much for helping us reach our goal to buy a pair of shoes for every child in our care. Your kindness has reached across the world to every Stand  by Me project and given all our kids the privilege of shoes, protecting their feet from injury and disease.

Stand by... almost there...