Stand By Me

Jeeva reaches Everest Base Camp

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

We couldn't do what we do without the support of amazing fundraisers like Jeeva who use their energy, skills, time and motivation to fundraise for our kids. Jeeva tells us about her Everest challenge and why she chose the children of Stand by Me to fundraise for. 

How to help Stand by Me kids when you shop with Amazon

Monday, 09 September 2019

Do you love an opportunity to raise donations for our Stand by Me kids at no extra cost to you (or to us)? When you shop at Amazon through their new charity platform AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases directly to Stand by Me. 

Hannah, Shally and Martha receive great results

Myanmar Sunday, 08 September 2019

We are proud that three of our students at the Yangon Children’s Village passed their grade 10 matriculation exams, graduating from High School.

Ella climbs Ben Wyvis

Saturday, 07 September 2019

We’re thankful for amazing people like Ella, caring for our kids and doing something to make their lives better. Ella took on a big challenge to climb a munro and chose Stand by Me to benefit from her efforts after hearing about our work through her school.

20 years of caring for kids in Romania

Romania, Friday, 06 September 2019

Rescuing 10 girls from neglect in state orphanages in Romania 20 years ago was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Cami tells us what it’s like to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the House of Hope.

Simon's Manchester Marathon funds teachers

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

This year, Simon signed up to run the Manchester Marathon. This was to be his first marathon and double the distance he had ever run in his life. Simon sponsors a child with Stand by Me and knew that the money he raised was going to help those that needed it most through funding teachers' salaries. 

The start of an excellent education

Myanmar, Thursday, 20 June 2019

This year we are proud that 20 of our children from the children’s village started their academic year at private school. The children are attending school daily, working hard and learning to pass their national exams. When they reach the end of their education, we are confident they will achieve well.

Samrawit’s birthday in her new home

Ethiopia, Thursday, 20 June 2019

Sadly tragedy and unexpected loss are all too common for children in Bekoji. The Stand by Me Bekoji Children’s Village was built to care for children just like Samrawit, orphaned, abandoned and in need of a loving family. We welcomed her into our girls’ home after the death of her father and she immediately fitted in.

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. 

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