Stand By Me

Meet Mersayit

Ethiopia Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Meet 9 year old Mersayit. She lives in Ethiopia with her mum and sister. She's playful, helpful and always smiling. Mersayit's life is similar to that of many kids in Ethiopia, no bed, no toilet and no toys to play with. 

Bethany School gives Sunita better prospects

Nepal Friday, 05 October 2018

Sunita lives in the Khairang, Nepal. She came to the Khairang with her mother and they have made their home near the Stand by Me Bethany School to allow Sunita the chance of an education.

Guest Blog: A short visit to Guacamayal

Colombia Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Bethany shares her experience of visiting Guacamayal, Colombia and meeting the children at our Emmanuel Care Centre. 

Relieving Galane’s worries

Ethiopia Thursday, 13 September 2018

Galane has dreams and hopes just like all kids, but Galane carries the burden of living with HIV. We aim to remove all of the obstacles preventing children from reaching their dreams. Galane is now part of our HIV Food Programme and her health worries are relieved. 

Rescue kids in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, Saturday, 25 August 2018

Families in Ethiopia are trapped in poverty by the crippling burdens of malnutrition, lack of healthcare, early death, HIV and child labour. Despite the insurmountable challenges, Stand by Me is lifting families out of poverty and helping over 900 children achieve their dreams.

Child sponsorship helps kids to feel chosen

Romania, Wednesday, 22 August 2018

We can’t emphasise enough just how much having a sponsor means to our kids. But Cami, our Romania Director, has seen firsthand the joy of sponsorship and the lasting difference it makes in a child’s life.

The opportunity of an education for Neesha

Nepal, Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Neesha's situation is similar to many families in the Khairang and like many children, Neesha never had the chance to go to school. Today, Neesha attends the Khairang Bethany School and walks every day with one of her sisters.

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. 

Stand by... almost there...