Sadly Shae's mother abandoned him and his little sister. They were left with their father in a small house made of bamboo, with mud surrounding the house. They had no bed or blanket, and no shoes or jackets to keep warm. Their father was not able to care for them because he had to be at work from 7am until 6pm. On his earnings he was unable to provide for their most basic needs. Sometimes the grandparents would look after them but were also unable to provide for them. When Stand By Me heard about the siblings, they were both accepted into the care of our programme.
In Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), families live in isolated villages, days away from the nearest town. Straw huts with bare bamboo walls are home to people who labour in the scorching sun day after day just to scrape by. While in recent years, western embargos have been lifted, people are still trapped in poverty with 29% of children suffering from stunting due to malnutrition. Although education for children is compulsory, hundreds of thousands of children do not have access to school and for those who do, the many obstacles they face result in 6 out of 10 children dropping out before the age of 14
Today we are providing loving care to orphaned children from persecuted minorities in our purpose built children’s villages. Our schools are prioritising education for at risk and children. Through identifying and raising up quality teachers we’re inspiring a new generation to rise above their circumstances and reach their potential.
92% of your donation will be used to directly provide the best care possible for Shae. We’ll use the remaining 8% to support the work of Stand by Me and find a sponsor for the next child.
When you sponsor Shae you will receive a pack in the post with his story and photo. Every year you will receive an update about his/her progress, a new photo and at least one communication from him/her.
We know our kids love to receive your letters and write back so we encourage you to write as many letters as you like, along with photos and birthday gifts to develop a genuine relationship.
Ask us anything. We’ve helped sponsors change 1000s of kids’ lives, and we know it can be a big decision. We’re here to help you every step of the way.