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.

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When I Grow Up

 A fond farewell to Ines Olmos, our intern for 5 months. Read her testimonial here. 

 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.

 On 6th December we participated in the Christmas Bazaar at the French Lycee. Read more here!


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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.



Mathias YAW RO NAI

Mathias is the third child of a 5 children family. His parents are simple farmers. That means that the family relies on farm products to feed themselves day by day. In general, the small farm sometimes does not produce enough to feed the entire family properly during the year.

He is a very smiling and very active young boy. He loves to sing and has a very beautiful voice, and likes to accompany older girls from home who often sing. After school, he also likes to play football, his favorite sport. He enjoys school where his favorite subject is Burmese because it is the easiest. His ambition is to become a priest, he will have to succeed his schooling for that, because they are long and complicated studies.



Narious is a young 10-year-old boy who comes from a karen family living in the village of Chaung Phya. His fatehr left when he was little, he never met him. His 35 year old mother lives with him at her parents home. She works in the rice plants or the bean fields, with her father to earn money. It is difficult for Narious’s grandparents and his mother, since they are older, to afford Narious’s school fees. He is a small shy boy but he likes to go to school, especially likes math.