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 NGO 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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Many thanks to the French Lycee for welcoming us at their event two weeks ago!

We had a stand in the school yard and we participated in classes during the two education themed days on ...read more

We will run again at the British 10K!

We are now getting ready for our next event – the British 10K on 15th July. Children of the Mekong has...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.


Edward Tha San (F-104703)
Anthony Lun Lan Thang (F-104699)


I am from Burma and I have 8 brothers and sisters. Me and my younger sister are the only one going to school. My parents can't afford my education, so I live in a children home run by Sisters so I can continue my schooling. I am currently in Grade 6.


I'm 13 years old and I am in grade 7 in Burma. I have 3 younger sisters. My father carries water as a living, and my mum is housewife. They can't support my education so I am staying in a children home run by sisters to continue schooling,

“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 the Philippines.