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.
NEW: LONDON SCHOLARSHIP!
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
Barclays' Event: 5 more sponsorships!
On the 11th of October, the team of Children of the Mekong, with Kosal and Chhengtay (our two sponsored students) met the team at Barclays'. The purpose of the day was to give to Chhengtay & Kosal the opportunity to discover Barclays' offices and to shadow in different departments of the bank...read more
BNP Paribas VOLUNTEERS!
We are really happy and proud to welcome one-day volunteers from BNP Paribas on the 16th and 17th of October ! They will be involved in our Charity Shop and Office... read more
Some news from our two Scholars Kosal and Chhengtay!
They finished their third week of intensive English courses where they could make friends and of course improve their English. On Friday, October 11th, Kosal and Chhengtay were invited to the Barclays office in Canary Wharf where they spent the whole day shadowing in different departments of the bank... 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 9 years old and I'm studying in Grade 3 in Nam Hkai, Burma. I am the second child of a family of 4 children. I live with my family in a small village near the border with Thailand. My father is a farmer and tries to support us as best as he can.
I'm 12 years old, and I am studying in Grade 3 in Nam Hkai, Burma. My mother raised my sister & I alone, because my father disappeared. My sister dropped out of school in Grade 4. My mother does not own any land but works in someone else’s fields which makes our family situation very precarious.
I'm 10 years old, and I am studying in Grade 4 in Matupi, Burma. I have 5 brothers and sister. My mother doesn’t have any permanent job and tries her best to meet the needs of our family since my father decided to leave 9 years ago to remarry. My older brother, who is 20 years old, dropped out from school to bring a financial support to our family.
“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