Dragon Boat Race

Monday, 03 October 2022

On a recent sunny Saturday, teams from local companies, along with some Stand by Me staff and volunteers, had an exciting day on Lake Windermere competing in a dragon boat race, with all proceeds going toward our children in Kenya.

Our Graduating Superstars

Ethiopia Thursday, 08 September 2022

Kasahun and Abraham have graduated from two of Ethiopia's top universities!

Our dream for every Stand by Me’s child is that they can utilise our support to rise above their circumstance and create a better future for themselves and their family, breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Thinking Pink to make a difference!

Thursday, 25 August 2022

Our incredible supporter Lynda has dyed her hair to raise money to bring food security to our kids in Myanmar. As a long-term supporter who has visited our projects in Myanmar, Lynda wanted to do more to support our projects during the current crisis, so she enlisted her hairdresser granddaughter to dye her hair pink!

Changing lives with education

Ethiopia Thursday, 21 July 2022

Meseret is now in grade 7 and one of the top students in the school scoring the highest result in her class this semester. 

Meseret said: “There is no secret to my academic achievement. I am changing my life with education. All the facilities are here for me, so I want to use my chance for change.”

Hope through the unrest

Myanmar, Monday, 06 June 2022

Ten kids have recently joined our Stand by Me family in Myanmar. It is a privilege to be able to welcome new children into our care and provide them with a family to look after them. 

These children will now receive the best care and plenty of love. They have been through suffering, but now they have hope for a brighter future.

Support leads to success

Ethiopia, Thursday, 26 May 2022

Bacha was the first Bethany School student to score 99.1 % in his grade 8 first semester exam. 

“Thanks to the unwavering support from Stand by Me, sending my father to get medical attention and monthly support to pay the house rent took the burden off my shoulders. Now I can focus and concentrate and achieve the best grade.” 

Celebrating our kids

Monday, 25 April 2022

We love to celebrate our kids, and birthdays allow us to do this. Our kids were born into the poorest communities but we surround them with care, love and attention and watch them thrive. In Colombia, many of our children recently celebrated their birthdays together.

Spreading love this Easter

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

This Easter, we had the joy of sending many of our sponsors personal letters and drawings from their children around the world. Child Sponsorship is a fantastic way to impact a child’s life. Sponsorship means a child feels loved, cared for and part of a family.

“Thank you very much for loving and caring for me. I am always thinking of you and praying for you.”

Keeping our kids healthy

Friday, 08 April 2022

The health of our children is vital to their development and happiness. Many children come into our care neglected and sick, without ever having seen a doctor, dentist or optician. We go the extra mile to ensure they no illness prevents our kids from getting a great education and they can enjoy their childhood.

Food parcels in Myanmar

Myanmar, Thursday, 31 March 2022

In February 2021, a military coup spiralled Myanmar into civil unrest, violence and insecurity. Unemployment and food prices rising, coupled with Covid-19, meant millions of people faced starvation. 

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and our incredible staff, we were able to deliver food parcels to 2,654 families facing starvation.

Mothers are wonderful!

Kenya, Thursday, 24 March 2022

“As soon as I met Gracious and his brother, I knew that they were among the reasons I was at Open Arms. Everything I have gone through and everything I am, led me to this moment here to help these two boys heal. I know there is a reason why Gracious came to my house. I believe that God put us together” Mama Linet.

Transforming communities

Nepal, Monday, 21 March 2022

After a visit home, Kabin found that his Dalit community were being blocked from the new well in the village, despite their legal right to use the government water supply. Kabin decided to tackle this injustice proactively. He spent his savings to fund another well in the village. This one is open and available to all who need fresh, clean water.

Stand by... almost there...