Stand By Me

Safety and hope for the most vulnerable

Nepal Friday, 08 February 2019

Rinu and Dev’s story began in the remote Khairang area of Nepal. After their mother abandoned them and losing their father to alcoholism, Rinu found herself caring for Dev alone, frightened and selling alcohol to get by. They were vulnerable, so we welcomed them into our care motivated to follow Jesus’ example to care for the most at risk in society. 

Looking back on rescuing and raising kids in 2017-18

Thursday, 07 February 2019

We're really excited to share with you our latest Annual Report which highlights just nine stories of our impact and key achievements. 

Sena and her classmates head to high school

Ethiopia Thursday, 07 February 2019

We are proud to be educating and caring for 440 children in Dembi Dollo and have been amazed at their development since the school opened six years ago. Our first ever class of Grade 8 students sat their national exams to determine whether they can progress to high school. A total of 22 students took the exam and wonderfully, every one of them passed!

Technology arrives at the Emmanuel Care Centre

Colombia Wednesday, 06 February 2019

The children at our Emmanuel Care Centre in Colombia were ecstatic with the newest addition to the centre, a computer! They watched eagerly as the screen lit up and they excitedly took it in turns to explore the different programmes that will help in their learning.

Listen to Ahmad Ayoubi, our Executive Director, share his story

Thursday, 24 January 2019

We have some exciting news for you! Ahmad Ayoubi, our Executive Director, will be interviewed live on the radio tomorrow at 11am. 

Look back at 2018

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Join us to look back on 2018 - an incredible year for our kids!

Happy New Year! 

"Mum, mum, I can hear!"

Colombia, Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Looking after our kids’ health is vital to their wellbeing and happiness so we carry out regular health checks for our kids. A health team visited our Emmanuel Care Centre to give every child a health check.

Spread some joy with a pair of shoes

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Last year every child in our care experienced the excitement of receiving a brand new pair of shoes for their Christmas gift but their shoes are now too small. This year we want to purchase every child in our care a new pair of shoes. 

New kids join the Stand by Me family

Ethiopia, Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Stand by Me exists to change the lives of the children in our care, then to reach out and rescue more. This year we’ve been able to rescue 80 children in Ethiopia and welcome them into our Stand by Me schools in Dembi Dollo and Bekoji.

Meaningful gifts for your loved ones

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

With your help, we can make this Christmas the best one yet. Gifts, large or small, make a world of difference to our children, providing them with a great education, keeping them healthy, filling them with joy and helping them to know they are cared for and loved by God.

Meet Mersayit

Ethiopia, Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Meet 9 year old Mersayit. She lives in Ethiopia with her mum and sister. She's playful, helpful and always smiling. Mersayit's life is similar to that of many kids in Ethiopia, no bed, no toilet and no toys to play with. 

Bethany School gives Sunita better prospects

Nepal, Friday, 05 October 2018

Sunita lives in the Khairang, Nepal. She came to the Khairang with her mother and they have made their home near the Stand by Me Bethany School to allow Sunita the chance of an education.

Stand by... almost there...