Stand By Me

Rescue kids in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Saturday, 25 August 2018

Families in Ethiopia are trapped in poverty by the crippling burdens of malnutrition, lack of healthcare, early death, HIV and child labour. Despite the insurmountable challenges, Stand by Me is lifting families out of poverty and helping over 900 children achieve their dreams.

Laptops help students take the next step in their education

Ethiopia Friday, 27 July 2018

Some of our amazing supporters have joined us to stand by our university students by helping to fund a laptop for each of the students!

Teams build adventure playground

Ethiopia Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Stand by Me send teams to visit our work around the world and complete projects that enhance the lives of our kids. The Burley Group teamed up with Colin, Nigel and Tom to build something exciting for our kids in Bekoji – an adventure playground. 

Kadija’s new role as class monitor

Ethiopia Wednesday, 04 April 2018

We love to see our children shine and we join them in celebrating their accomplishments, big or small. 10 year old Kadija is in grade 4 at our Abdi Academy in Dembi Dollo. She is an outstanding student and was recently chosen to be a class monitor!

Meet Sudi

Ethiopia, Friday, 16 March 2018

Meet Sudi and take a tour around her home in Dembi Dollo, Ethiopia! And find out how with Stand by Me's help, she now has a bright future ahead of her. 

The exciting gift of iPads

Ethiopia, Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Thanks to HardSoft Computers, we received a generous donation of iPads to help us provide our children with a great education. The children at the Bethany School were delighted to play with the iPads for the very first time. 

Tarike starts school

Ethiopia, Thursday, 14 December 2017

In September we welcomed 40 children to our Abdi Academy in Dembi Dollo. They've joined KG1 and have settled into school life, excited at the chance to learn. Support at the Abdi Academy is already making a great difference in Tarike's life.

A new kitchen for the Bethany School

Ethiopia, Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A big thank you to the supporters, especially Downshire Primary School, who have contributed to fund a new kitchen at our Bekoji Bethany School, helping us feed 480 kids a day. 

Eight heading to University

Ethiopia, Sunday, 29 October 2017

We’re very proud to announce that we are sending 8 students to University from Bekoji. Yoseph, Kasahun, Lidia, Biniam, Eden, Abraham, Rahel and Ephrem are off to study courses such as Engineering, Economics and healthcare. 

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.

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. 

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.

Stand by... almost there...