Children of the Mekong, UK registered charity  (1116375), supports under-privileged children and young adults in Southeast Asia through education. We are the UK arm of a French charity founded in 1958. Our office and charity shop are based in Clapham, South West London.

We run 3 types of programmes: child sponsorships, one-off development projects and education centres.

In September 2017, we launched a flagship scholarship project, and we welcomed two Cambodian graduates for a 3-month scholarship in London.

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 Still thinking what to give for Christmas? We have the answer! Offer your loved one a child sponsorship for Christmas and allow a child from Southeast Asia to go to school. Click here and change a life.

 On 6th December we participated in the Christmas Bazaar at the French Lycee. Read more here!

 Want to know what Virort and Cheang have been up to? Click here to discover the latest testimonies of our Cambodian scholars!


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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.


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Kyaw Mu KoKo

Johnson Mu Koko was born in Yangon and has 2 little sisters, one living in Yangon with their mother and the other one in a shelter/foster home. Their dad died a long time ago and their mom doesn’t have a real job. She sometimes tries to sell things or works as a cleaning lady but she struggles to provide for her three children.

Naw Kham

Naw Kham is the second child in a family of 4 children. His parents never went to school and wish their children will have the opportunity to go to school. They always lived in Nam Hkai, a small village in the shan mountains, where there were violent fights last year between the KDA KDA (Kachin Defense Army) and the Tatmadaw (armée gouvernementale birmane). The parents farm a small piece of land they own.  Naw Hkam is a smiley small boy full of enthusiasm who wish to become a car driver.