“Thank you for supporting us every day, for giving us the chance to be where we are. Without Children of the Mekong, I would not have been able to study. I would surely be working in my village’s fields. I am going to do my best to succeed in my studies. You help us today, and later it will be my turn to help others in my society and in the world.”
Dok Chon, Sponsored Child of Children of the Mekong
Since 1958, Children of the Mekong supports children in Southeast Asia.
Child sponsorship is the main way we support children. In 2019, our work had an impact on 22,000 sponsored children and 60,000 supported children who were able to access education, build their lives and find employment.
Every year, our charity supports around 100 development projects (such as schools or accommodation for pupils) and manages 10 centres and 78 boarding houses.
When you sponsor a child in Asia, a bond grows between you and your sponsored child thanks to the exchange of letters. You are simply making a life-changing gift to someone in Southeast Asia.
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) and runs a charity shop in Southwest London.
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 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.
Since 2014, we offer a wide range of second-hand goods and clothes in our charity shop. All proceeds are going to our education programmes in Southeast Asia.
Providing education, training and support, we help children and young people to improve their standard of living and to grow intellectually, emotionally and morally.
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“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
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Funds raised so far: £17,700 of £40,773
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Samrong 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: £22,884 of £44,991