A home fit for a family

Myanmar 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.

Meet Aung

Myanmar 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.

One year of Naomi

Myanmar 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!

"Their future will be full of hope"

Myanmar 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.

Calling all teachers: Burma trip

Myanmar, 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. 

Hannah's hard working attitude

Myanmar, Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hannah, age 13, came into our care seven years ago. Her life was turned upside down when Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, tragically killing her mother and paralysing her father.

Guest blog: An Adventure in Burma

Myanmar, Thursday, 12 January 2017

Beth spent a month in Burma visiting Stand by Me projects, teaching in our school and meeting our smart and generous children. Here she shares her most memorable experiences. 

Summer camps make Cing say “Wow”

Myanmar, Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Cing Sian Hoih is 15 years old and attended one of our summer camps in Burma. She was surprised by all of the different activities and didn’t expect to have so much fun.

The happiest girl in the world

Myanmar, Tuesday, 30 August 2016

“I was the happiest girl in the world in the day when I knew I passed the matriculation examination with distinction in the subject of Economics.”

Meet Elizabeth

Myanmar, Sunday, 14 August 2016

Elizabeth  grew up in Shan State in severe poverty. At 8 years old she had never been to  school and she had contracted Hepatitis B. Now she is part of our Stand by Me  family, she attended school for the first time and we are getting her the  medical attention she needs.

Caring for children in Shan State

Myanmar, Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Stand by Me’s work in Shan State has developed significantly in recent months, reaching out to local children at a summer school and receiving a permit to begin building the Shan State Homes.

A very special gift for Sophia Home

Myanmar, Wednesday, 15 June 2016

It was a normal day at Sophia Academy until our caretaker heard the cries of a baby. Following the cries, he was amazed to find a tiny baby wrapped in cloth under the tree beside the gate - abandoned.

Stand by... almost there...