Children of the Mekong is a London-based charity registered with the UK Charity Commission since 2011 (1116375).
We are the UK branch of «Enfants du Mékong», a French charity founded in 1958.
Our aim is to improve access and quality of education for the poorest children and their communities in seven countries in Southeast Asia.
We run 3 types of programmes: child sponsorships, one-off development projects and education centres.
What's in the air?
Our COO Eugenie Munakarmi has been interviewed by French Radio London, click here to listen the interview [in French]!
Welcome to our new interns
We are delighted to welcome Katherine de Gaullier as a volunteer in our London office, to join our fundraising team... read more
Two new Grants
Children of the Mekong is proud to announce that we received two grants since the beginning of 2017... read more
WHAT WE DO
With just £24 a month, you can change the life of a child and they can go to school. Learn more about our sponsorship programmes
We aim to improve the educational and living environment for children and their families in order to create an impact on their daily lives and their future
Our education centre in Samrong, Cambodia provides extra tuition and non-academic activities to children from impoverished families
SPONSOR A CHILD NOW
I'm 8 years old and I'm studying in Grade 3 in Naga, the Philippines. I am in a special class because I have achieved excellent results (93%). My favourite subject is Maths and I dream to become a primary school teacher.
I enjoy Maths and my passion is to study accounting. I have two elder sisters and one elder brother whom all studied but my family is very poor and my Dad just lost his job. I am from the Philippines.
I'm 13 years old, and I am from Myanmar. I have two younger sisters. I live at the Kyauk Tan children home, because my parents cannot afford my education.
“I was lucky enough to sponsor a young girl with whom I exchanged regularly. We exchanged pictures and I feel great sadness when this sponsorship ended. Fortunately, she went to Norway. She is in a convent and we still exchange regularly. The second child I sponsor writes to me just as much and I really appreciate it. I tell her about my grandchildren and send her postcards of places we visit. She also sends me pictures.
I often recommend Children of the Mekong for child sponsorship. It brings great happiness to know that a child can go to school and have the opportunity to improve his life with such a small contribution and communication.”
- Odile Jenkins, sponsor, December 2016