At the end of Jan 2019, we bid a fond farewell to Ines Olmos who volunteered with us for 5 months. We wish her much success in all her endeavours! Here is what she had to say about her experience:
Christmas Bazaar at the French Lycee
On Thursday 6th December we had the opportunity to participate to the Christmas Bazaar at the French Lycee Charles De Gaulle in South Kensington.
Children of the Mekong was selling Christmas decorations and other items with our Cambodian scholars Cheang and Virort. Thanks to the support and generosity of the students at the French Lycee, we raised more than £150 for the children’s education in Southeast Asia.
Thank you French Lycee!
Our Volunteer Partners BNP Paribas:
Children of the Mekong has partnered with BNP Paribas to work together at the charity shop and office. BNP Paribas employees sign up on the BNP Paribas volunteers’ page and are assigned a paid day during the week where they will come help Children of the Mekong volunteers and staff.
Their day starts with a short presentation explained by Eugenie Munakarmi introducing Children of the Mekong and its goals. The rest of their morning is spent in the shop, where they help full-time volunteers out with donation sorting, clothing rotation and restocking. The other half of the day will be spent in the office using the skills they normally specialize in at BNP Paribas (ranging from marketing, sales, fundraising, computing, data analysis, etc…).
Testimonial of the stay of one intern at Children of the Mekong charity shop
I really enjoyed my three-week stay in the Charity shop of Children of the Mekong. I had already been in the shop in May for one week but I had the pleasure to notice that the work atmosphere was as good as in May even if it wasn’t the same people working.
I think I had been part of a very dynamic team and we succeeded in keeping the shop clean, tidy and also enjoyable for the customers. We were quite invested in some special events such as the bake sale and I found hard-working people to sort the donations or also to make the best shop windows as possible.
10K for Children of the Mekong
Our amazing colleague, Olivier, will run alongside other terrific runners of the TicTrac Team for the British 10K. Let’s show them some support and encouragement, and if you want, donate to Olivier’s fundraising page to support the charity.
And hey, wanna cheerlead with us with pon pons and fancy miniskirts? (kidding, but that would be fun)
#VolunteerWeek every week!
Here is the picture with Johan, BNP volunteer on Tuesday.
He has done some amazing work on our Excel Database to simplify the analysis of grant applications.
As always, we couldn’t be more grateful for the support we receive in running our charity. Thank you!
Do you like Children of the Mekong? Do you want to help us without committing too much? Send us or post a picture of yourself holding a poster that shows us some love. By doing so, you can help us raise some funds for our projects.
Here is a perfect example:
What are you waiting for? Show us your lovely pictures! 🙂
Here is a picture of our lovely Eugenie with the two BNP volunteers who come and help us in our shop. We could not be more grateful. Thank you guys!
New sport-themed window !
Our lovely shop has a new, fresh look! Come and check out our sport-themed window, with many items and curiosities for many sports and different tastes. Our items range from sport shirts, rackets, ball… and as per usual, we are open from 10.30am to 6.00pm, so feel free to come in and look around!
Hello! My name is Roki
I’m a student at King’s College London, where I’m reading Global Health and Social Medicine. I have a deep passion and interest for international development and disaster management, and I’m currently involved in projects with refugees and asylum seekers, as well as being a member of international development and humanitarian societies. I’m beyond excited to start this new adventure at Children of the Mekong and learn and develop some skills – I aim to channel my passion into projects that can affect other people and improve their lives. Children of the Mekong is allowing me to use my knowledge and creativity to do something good, and I can’t wait to work with the team and do some magic.
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 16th and 17th May at the French Lycee Charles De Gaulle in South Kensington.
The students showed a great interest in our work and helped us raise funds to send to help children from the other side of the planet to access education. Thank you all for this dynamism!
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 a team of 17 green runners in training! The event, which takes place in the heart of London, aims to raise funds for great causes. More info coming soon.