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The Yangon family enjoy a meal

Myanmar Friday, 07 June 2019

The Yangon family gathered outside around tables in the shade. A tasty selection of food was prepared, including rice which is a Burmese staple. It was a great time eating and celebrating together and it was a good opportunity for the family to bond around a dinner table.

Trip Update: Fay's visit to Nepal

Nepal Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Our Nepal Manager Fay coordinates our work in Nepal from our UK office. This year she took a group of supporters to visit our Hetauda project to meet their sponsored children. She shares with us a summary of her trip and just a few highlights of her time with our kids:

Doctors and dentists visit the care centre

Colombia Wednesday, 15 May 2019

There are no hospitals in Guacamayal, Colombia where we care for over 180 kids at our care centre. Stand by Me invites doctors and dentists to visit the care centre and run clinics for our children and often their relatives too. Recently a team of nine doctors and two dentists visited the care centre.

Hot meals on the menu in Khairang

Nepal Thursday, 09 May 2019

Our Bethany School in the mountains of Khairang, Nepal continues to thrive. We have been providing breakfast as most children come to school with empty stomachs and some have walked for up to 90 minutes to reach the school. 

Child sponsorship – more than a monthly donation

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Have you ever wondered what child sponsorship is? Child sponsorship is incredibly important part of how we rescue and care for kids at Stand by Me. It’s so much more than a monthly donation providing for a child’s food, clothes, medical care and education; it means a child feels loved, cared for and part of a family. 

Man Deih Lai Lun spends her summer at school

Myanmar, Thursday, 11 April 2019

This summer, Man Deih Lai Lun has joined our summer school. She comes from Tuikhingzang village, one of the villages that was totally washed away by the 2015 flood and was left completely under mud. Man Deih Lai Lun told us what it means to her to come to summer school...

Kids receive smart uniforms

Ethiopia, Thursday, 11 April 2019

Our kids in Dembi Dollo are energetic and have an eagerness to learn but their families do not have adequate income to afford everyday items such as new clothes and school uniforms. That’s why we provide our children around the world with new uniforms and our kids in Dembi Dollo recently received theirs.

Thang Sian Khai steps closer to his teaching dream

Myanmar, Friday, 15 March 2019

When Thang Sian Khai joined our Sophia Home in Tamu, Burma, just 6 years old, he had never been to school due to living in a very remote, rural village. He recently was given a place to study to become a teacher, we're so proud!

Standing by Laura through her operation

Colombia, Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Laura started to notice a large mass on her foot which caused her pain and was beginning to deform her foot. We stepped in to help and Laura underwent an operation to remove the mass. 

Obed recovers from a broken leg

Myanmar, 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.

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