Stand By Me

Obed recovers from a broken leg

Burma Monday, 11 March 2019

12 year old Obed is a playful boy who brings a lot of joy to our Mercy family in Burma. While playing football at school, he slipped over and suffered a terrible break in his right leg. He needed an urgent operation and months of recovery. Thankfully, Obed followed the doctor’s orders and his leg recovered well.

80 parents receive safeguarding training

Colombia Sunday, 10 March 2019

Our care centre ran a safeguarding training day where 80 parents attended. The training had a focus on how to report a case of abuse to the authorities as often the stigma from sexual abuse means that parents are too scared to report it. Parents are now equipped to challenge child abuse and take action and our staff are as committed as ever to see long-term transformation in the community.

Every child received a brand new pair of shoes!

Monday, 25 February 2019

The generosity of our supporters helped spread joy throughout our projects around the world. Shouts of delight and beaming smiles were seen from Burma to Ethiopia to Colombia as every child snuggled their feet into comfortable, supportive shoes.

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.

Stand by... almost there...