Child sponsorship may not change the world, but each sponsored child has their world changed.
Since 1958, Children of the Mekong supports children in Southeast Asia.
In 2022, more than 23,000 sponsored children and 60,000 supported children can access education, build their lives and find employment. Sponsored children live in six countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Our charity supports around 100 development projects (such as schools or accommodation for pupils) and manages 10 centres and 78 boarding houses.
One of our core values is to minimize admin costs, so we can increase the impact of your donations. This is shown in our excellent charitable expenditure rate, which is 85.3%.
Children of the Mekong is headquartered in France and has several chapters in the world.
In the UK, Children of the Mekong is registered at the Charity Commission for England and Wales (No 1116375). Our COO Eugenie Munakarmi will be delighted to meet you!
In the USA, Children of the Mekong partners with Give2Asia to offer American donors the possibility to get donation tax relief.
We also have teams of dedicated volunteers in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland.
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Since 1958, Children of the Mekong supports children's education in Southeast Asia.
With 85.1% of charitable expenditure, our priority is to keep our core costs as low as possible to support even more children.
Our London team is mostly made of volunteers. Join our team and make a difference!
Providing education, training and support, we help children and young people to improve their standard of living and to grow intellectually, emotionally and morally.
News and Events
Guillaume d’Aboville, General Director at Children of the Mekong, tells us about the alarming situation in Myanmar, two years after the army took power.
After over 2 years since the military coup d’etat in Mynamar, what have been the consequences and what can we do to help? Text […]
Sponsor a child in Asia
The current situation in Myanmar is more than complex – ethnic minorities are torn between a political crisis, increasing poverty, drug and human trafficking […]
Sponsored children: 8 of 28
Sponsor a boarding house
Sponsored children: 40 of 69
Children of the Mekong has operated in Cambodia since 1991. Our Education Centre in Samrong supports disadvantaged children and enables them to pursue a […]
Sponsored children: 28 of 30
Donate monthly for the street children
Sponsored children: 71 of 86
“My name is Srey Mao, and in my country it is hard to find a good job after graduating. Thanks to Children of the Mekong, I learned that I had to adapt to my environment, I learned to take initiative and to communicate and to be honest, which is not common among Cambodia’s graduates. I have been working in a big phone company in Phnom Penh for four years, and I am now in charge of all of the agents on a national scale. The achievement I am most proud of is to have been able to establish a social project in my company that sponsors underprivileged children in the Kratie province. I would like to give a chance to young people like the one Children of the Mekong gave to me ten years ago. I promised myself I would make a commitment to help others when I graduated; to have a role in my country’s development is my priority. Children of the Mekong taught me what real love is, you changed my life, and you freed me.”
Srey Mao, Former Sponsored Child of Children of the Mekong
Our four-step approach in Southeast Asia
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This project aims at providing care and protection of children living in refugee camps in the Tak region in Thailand. Support this project
Funds raised so far: 43%
Samraong is located in Oddar Meanchey province, in Northwest Cambodia. Education opportunities are severely limited and dropout rates remain high. Support this project
Funds raised so far: 34%