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Since 1958, Children of the Mekong supports children’s education in Southeast Asia.
In Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar, we run child sponsorship programmes, education centres, and projects to provide access to education to the most underprivileged children. Our priorities of action are as follows:
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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.
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(*QIPEDC: Quality Improvement of Primary Education for Deaf Children Project) Author: Shi Xian
Author: Shi Xian
On the island of Samar and its neighbors in the east of the Philippines lives an ethnic minority, the Waray tribe. With their own […]
In the north of Thailand, trafficking activities have resurged and primarily target the most vulnerable individuals: unaccompanied refugee minors and street children.
Sponsor a child in Asia
In this isolated region in the north of the country, it is difficult if not impossible for the poorest families to send their children […]
Urban poverty is appalling in the Philippines. Sponsor a child today and give them the chance to get out of poverty thanks to the […]
The current situation in Myanmar is more than complex – ethnic minorities are torn between a political crisis, increasing poverty, drug and human trafficking […]
Sponsor a boarding house
Children of the Mekong has operated in Cambodia since 1991. Our Education Centre in Samrong supports disadvantaged children and enables them to pursue a […]
“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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Samrong is located in Oddar Meanchey province, in Northwest Cambodia. Education opportunities are severely limited and dropout rates remain high. Support this project
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