I am one of those lucky students, I want to fulfil my dreams and Children of the Mekong gave me the opportunity. I never mind about the way I live today, but I mind about my future, I have learnt that problems and challenges will just pass by, I’ll never let myself give up. The centre is helping me to become a stronger and more independent woman.
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, Children of the Mekong supports around 100 development projects (such as schools or accommodation for pupils) and manages 10 centres and 78 boarding houses.
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.
We also have teams of dedicated volunteers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and the USA.
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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
Our four-step approach in Southeast Asia
DISCOVER SOME OF OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMMES
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Sponsored children: 15 of 19
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Sponsored children: 70 of 86
DISCOVER SOME OF OUR EDUCATION PROJECTS
Supporting children with disabilities or chronic illnesses is a key priority for Children of the Mekong. The centre for disabled children in Bhairahawa is […]
Funds raised so far: £5,500 of £9,000
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Funds raised so far: £0 of £2,938