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.

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Books & DVD sale!

Wintry weather is perfect for cuddling up with a good movie or book so this week Children of the Mekong has a massive books and DVD sale! The sale lasts until this Friday and is held at our shop at 22 Lavender Hill.

We are adding new books every... read more

Volunteers needed!

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and ready to make a change by doing something good this year? If so, then why don't you join our team?

Children of the Mekong is looking for hardworking and friendly volunteers to join its team. We have plenty of tasks to choose from and would highly appreciate a few... 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. 

Sponsor the child who needs it the most!

“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.