Stand By Me

Mothers begin to bake

Colombia Wednesday, 01 August 2018

To give families in Colombia the means to improve their lives for the long term, our care centre has been running self-sufficiency courses. One of the courses has been to teach the mothers of our children baking and pastry-making.

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!

Glenabbey teams run Belfast City Marathon

Monday, 21 May 2018

Three teams of runners from Glenabbey completed the Belfast Marathon and fundraised for the kids in our care. Devan tells us all about their marathon relay experience. 

Building strong families in Colombia

Colombia Monday, 14 May 2018

Stand by Me run a care centre to bring hope and care to children and families in this town. One of our aims is to provide training and support for families so that they can raise their children in a safe, secure and loving environment.

Kung Hmong is welcomed to the family

Burma, Monday, 14 May 2018

Kung Hmong has been grinning from ear to ear since joining our Mercy family at our Shan State Children’s Village. Before joining our family, Kung Hmong didn't get the chance to smile much, often survival was the only thing on his mind. 

Meet Isaac

Colombia, Monday, 14 May 2018

Isaac first came to our Emmanuel Care Centre when he was four years old. Life was hard for him back then. With barely any income, his mum struggled to feed him and Isaac had little chance of ever achieving an education. 

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. 

Gualdir shows his kindness

Colombia, Monday, 16 April 2018

When a child’s individual needs are looked after, they are free to grow in character and express themselves. They are full of valuable qualities, one of which is kindness, which radiates from eight year old Gualdir in Colombia. 

10 gift ideas for your sponsored child

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Our kids love to receive letters, photos and small gifts from their sponsors. We've put together a few ideas to inspire you to get creative and send a letter to your sponsored child with a little extra treat to put a smile on their face.

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!

A brand new pair of shoes for everyone!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

At Christmas 2017, every child in our care received the present they hoped for - a brand new pair of shoes! All thanks to everyone who responded to our Shoe Appeal. 

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. 

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