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
Children of the Mekong at Baby & Me
Baby & Me London is the first bilingual French English perinatal network in London and Children of the Mekong has been invited to join their Christmas sale!
This amazing opportunity will allow us to promote and take part in a big Christmas sale...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 available... read more
6 - 12 November
Last week, Kosal and Chhengtay arrived halfway of their stay in UK. They are now completely immersed in the culture and language. As all... 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 with International... 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.
Tay Lay Sien
I'm 12 years old, and I am studying in Grade 5 in the villag of Koroka, Cambodia. I live with my two brothers, Tay Sim Houy and Tay May Hieng who are respectively 13 and 8 years old. My father left one year ago because he decided to remarry.
We are living in a house without any piece of furniture.
My mother does not have any permanent job and earns about $4 to $5 per day. In the future, I would like to be a Khmer teacher.
“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