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.


We are thrilled to announce that Children of the Mekong UK, with the support of a corporate sponsor, has launched a new Scholarship for two Cambodian graduates! More here


Winter is coming

4th – 10th December

Last week, Kosal and Chhengtay had the opportunity to start one of their last work shadowing. Chhengtay is...read more 

Santa's little helpers are here!

Christmas is right around the corner which means we all have to prepare for this festive season. We are proud to announce that the team of Children of the Mekong will be... read more

Join our team as Trusts and Foundations officer!

We are recruiting!
Children of the Mekong is now seeking an ambitious, professional and passionate individual who can help take the charity to the next level through fundraising... read more 

Ho ho ho! Christmas at Children of the Mekong

Last Friday, Children of the Mekong held their Christmas party for all the trustees and the team. And we are proud to say that the party was a hit and everyone had... read more 


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help us improving access to education

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.


Ma Josephine


I'm 10 years old and I'm studying in Grade 5 in Singan School in Burma. I arrived in the Children of the Mekong centre two years ago as my mum was put in jail. My dad is a farmer and works hard to raise up my two sisters and me. He decided to send me to the centre so that I can succeed in life.


I'm 13 years old, and I am studying in Grade 7 in Middle school East Kho Boi in Burma.  My paren ts are farmers and have trouble to pay for the schooling fees of my 4 brothers & sisters and me. But they try their best to enroll us in school. I would like to become a priest to help the poorest, as the priest who welcomed me in his Boarding House. But my father cannot afford the boarding costs. 


I'm 9 years old, and I am studying in Grade 3 in Middle school Nam Khai in Burma. I am the eldest child of the family. My family lives in a small village near the border with Thailand. My father is sick and addicted to drugs. For this reason, my mother has to support the whole family by gardening. 

“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