7th September, 2018 by Steve Gowers
We are delighted to announce our charitable partnership with Stand By Me charity, an extremely heartfelt cause that helps children across the globe.
Stand by Me started in 1995 to meet the needs of 60 orphaned kids in Lebanon. Now, Stand by Me helps children from all over the world. Each child is unique but like all children, they need unconditional love and acceptance. Because they come from complex backgrounds, Stand by Me have developed four key care programmes to meet their individual needs.
Stand by Me children’s homes are just like any family home should be – comfortable, safe and filled with love. Our house parents love our kids like they are their own children, giving them all the support they need to thrive. As they grow, we equip them to become independent young adults. But even when they do grow up and leave our homes, they will always be our kids.
Stand by Me schools provide a quality education for children from our homes and the surrounding communities. Children who once had no educational opportunities are today transforming communities and achieving great things, with many graduating from university.
Stand by Me care centres bridge the gap for children who have families but need extra love and care. We provide children with tutoring, meals, clothes, medical care and a safe place to build relationships and have fun. We offer counselling for children with troubled backgrounds and help their parents through parenting courses and life development skills.
We know that providing children with an education without tackling social, medical and family needs is futile. To help reduce parents’ dependency on child labour, we provide families with food packs, help with rent, medical care and small business grants, enabling them to stand on their own feet and in time, live above the poverty line.
For more information about Stand by Me, please visit one of these links: