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.
Last Friday, 14th December, was time to say goodbye to our London scholars, Virort and Cheang.We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who made their stay memorable.
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.
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Justina is a 14-year-old girl from a Karen family living in La Har Pa village. Her father died since 2016 and her mother has to provide for the needs of Justina alone. She comes from a family of 12 children, of whom she is the youngest. Some of her brothers and sisters are already married and have left home, one of them already has a little boy.
Justina lives with her 58–years-old mother in the village.She has no job and her elders help her when they can, but it is very difficult for her to make ends meet, especially with regard to the tuition fees for her last child.
Narious lives in the village of Chaung Phya. He comes from an ethnic minority community called – the Karen. His father left when he was very little, and he has never met him. His 35-years-old mother lives with him at her parents home. She works in the rice fields or the bean fields, with her father to earn money.
It is difficult for Narious’s grandparents and his mother to afford Narious’s school fees. He is a small, shy boy but he likes to go to school, and he especially loves math.