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.
In September 2017, we welcomed two Cambodian graduates for a 3-month scholarship in London.
Welcome to Tiffany and Daniele!
Tiffany is from Hong Kong and Daniele from Italy, they join our wonderful international team! Thanks to all of us, interns, volunteers and clients, we are making the shop a very nice place. As we can sometimes feel a bit disconnected from the concrete results of our work and your donations, don’t hesitate to have a look at our Youtube channel, it is so interesting and cute: https://www.youtube.com/user/childrenofthemekong... read more
News from Kosal!
“As I mentioned in previous blog, I was hired for a job as a site engineer. My team is building three restaurants in a huge supermarket in Cambodia, AEON MALL II. I work closely with workers onsite. I am also in charge of... read more
WHAT WE DO
With just £28 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 17 years and I come from a hard-to-reach village in Burma. My parents are farmers, which means they work very hard. Furthermore, my parents are now old and it is difficult for them to fund me and my sibling's school fees.
I'm 16 years old and I live with my 3 brothers, my sister and my parents in a small house. I like to practice volley ball and I'm known as the athlete in my neighbourhood. My father works for the government, but he is on an agreement of 6 months that cannot be renewed and my mother is a housewife.
I’m 10 years old and I have a relatively large family with two sisters and two brothers. I’m from a Tamil family living in Mingalone in Irrawady. I want to follow my brothers' lead by studying which is why my parents decided to send me to the Children of the Mekong centre.
“Our experience in supporting Novel through the Children of the Mekong has been great and very enriching so far. We heard about Children of the Mekong through a friend here in London and immediately we felt that was a great idea worthy of support. In Asia there are millions of Children that have great minds and great energy but very little means to study and make some difference. Education is paramount for them and with the Children of the Mekong, we know that they have a chance for the future.
We regularly send letters to each other and we are seeing our sponsored child growing and learning every year. She is a very sweet and intelligent girl and we are very proud of her. She comes from a poor family in the central Philippines and our support helps her with the books and clothing for school. By supporting her we realise how blessed we are and we hope one day to receive the news that she became the teachers she wanted to become.”
- Kiran and Paolo, sponsor of Novel from Naga, the Philippines.