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.

In September 2017, we welcomed two Cambodian graduates for a 3-month scholarship in London.

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Manuel’s story

Each month we publish the testimonial of a local in South-East Asia to show the great value of our actions and how we have changed someone’s life. Manuel lives in the Philippines. He comes from a poor family and he had to work and study at the same time but he lived far away from his school. When he met Emmanuel, a volunteer of Children Of The Mekong, Manuel had the opportunity to get sponsored and to live in our centre…

Read the full testimonial and find out more about what the sponsorship allowed Manuel to do... read more

Changes in the shop

New! To get off to a good start this week we made changes in the shop so that it is more welcoming to you. There is now more space and a beautiful repainted till. We have also organized the CDs, DVDs and books by category, and we have selected books in French for adults and children! Enjoy the sunny Monday and come to our shop!... 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.




I'm 13 years old and I'm studying in Grade 8 in Thaw Ka Kyaung in Burma. My parents passed away, so  my grand-mother has been taking care of me and my 4 siblings. She decided to send me and my 2 sisters  to the centre so that I can study hard to get my exams.


I'm 13 years old, and I am studying in Grade 7 in Middle school East Kho Boi in Burma.  My parents are farmers and have trouble to pay for the schooling fees of my 4 siblings and me. But they try their best to enroll us in school. 

Sponsor the child who needs it the most!

“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 Naga, the Philippines.