Children of the Mekong Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Scholarship is an extension of Children of the Mekong’s core purpose of breaking the cycle of poverty through education. It is a first of its kind for Enfants du Mekong.

This is a life-changing experience for outstanding students who are showing above average leadership potential.

In 2018 we run the pilot scholarship and Virort and Cheang have been selected using the excellence criteria and their ability and motivation to experience such an adventure. They spent 3 months in London from September to December 2018.

This was their first international experience and the focus of their stay was on English language skills and a job observation opportunity with our corporate partner providing them with their first exposure to international business.

We wholeheartedly thank the 8 companies which have been welcoming Virort and Cheang for job shadowing experience, and CA-CIB for sponsoring the programme.

Because impact is absolutely core to our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education, you will find the Impact and Evaluation Report here.

Virort and Cheang have been sponsored for many years. And you, would you like to make a difference? Sponsor a child now!

Virort Nao is an Agro-Industry student at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh. He has been supported by Children of the Mekong since 2014 which has unable him to continue his education. In his future career, he aspires to create well-paid jobs for Cambodian farmers and export Khmer agricultural products abroad. Virort hopes this will improve living standards in Cambodia and help its economy grow.

Cheang Che is a student striving for a Bachelors degree in Mathematics at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He has been supported by Children of the Mekong since 2014 which has enabled him to continue his education. He wants to encourage those close to him and future generation of Cambodians to study mathematics. He seeks to use his knowledge to work at local banks to improve Cambodia’s economy.