New kids join the Stand by Me family
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.
The 80 children all have complex backgrounds, born into deep poverty. For them and their family, life is a daily struggle, facing tremendous challenges to afford food and stay healthy. We carefully consider how best to help them and their family, tailoring our care to meet their individual needs.
At the Bethany School in Bekoji and the Abdi Academy in Dembi Dollo, the children receive everything they need; food, clothes, healthcare, a fantastic education, support from loving teachers and, for some, further family support. This care is teaching them that they are special and loved by God while giving them the chance of a brighter future.
As part of the Stand by Me family, our new kids will be free to enjoy their childhood, a stark contrast to their difficult start in life. In just a few months of being at school they are already looking healthier and happy. They are full of potential and we will do everything possible to make their dreams a reality. We look forward to supporting them as they grow and journey through life.