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.



Testimony of Clementine, one of our intern!

Clémentine, 19 years old, student in a French Business School in Bordeaux. "I was an intern for Children of the Mekong... read more


Scholarship Project!

We are proud to announce that Children of the Mekong, with the support of a corporate sponsor, is launching a new... read more


British 10 K with Virgin Sport

On Sunday, 9th July, our team of 18 runners have broken some records : more than six of them ran in less than... read more

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help us improving access to education

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.


Thon Pech
Michael 2


I'm 11 years old and I'm studying in Grade 3 in Koroka, Cambodia. I live with my brothers and sisters and my parents. I really like going to school.


I'm 9 years old, and I am from Myanmar. I have two younger brothers and one younger sister. I live with my family in Nam Hkaï. My parents are too poor to pay for my education.


There are many more children awaiting to be sponsored. Click on the link below to sponsor one of them!

“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