OUR SHOP IS NOW CLOSED PERMANENTLY
OUR SHOP CLOSED DOWN ON FRIDAY 29 MAY 2021
Since Brexit, we can’t hire unpaid interns from Europe, therefore, our charity shop has to close down. We are really sorry to leave our community of loyal customers and donors on Lavender Hill.
Our COO recounts those 7 years of business in a blog. Read more.
CHARITY SHOP IMPACT
We would like to wholeheartedly thank all generous donors and loyal customers. Thanks to all of you, the shop had a real and strong impact on children’s education in countries like Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. See in the timeline below the details of the charity shop’s impact since its opening in 2014.
Charity Shop Opening
Impact 2014/2015 – New classrooms for Tee Talk Khee centre in Thailand.
Impact 2015/2016 – Providing drinking water in Chin Hill, Myanmar
Impact 2017/2018 – A preschool for the children of Ban Navay in Laos
Impact 2018/2019 – A primary school for the children of Preah Ang Kiev, Cambodia
Impact 2019/2020 – A new football pitch for our education centre in Samrong, Cambodia, and a Creative Writing workshop for 110 children in Cambodia.
Join our team
The shop is run by a team of volunteers. Many of them are coming for 3 to 6 months from continental Europe to get an experience in a charity in the UK. They can improve their English, and gain experience in customer service, logistics, merchandising and much more.
“I have worked at Children of the Mekong for five months, and I can confirm that it has been the best professional experience of my life. I had the chance to work every day with a wonderful team, with who it was very easy to work and who always put you in a good mood. Thanks to them, it was a real pleasure to go to work every morning. During my internship at Children of the Mekong, I also had the opportunity to learn a lot and grow all my skills. I know I will always remember these five months in London, as magical as I could ever imagine.”
A year after, we heard this great news from Ines: “Recently I passed an English test named TOEIC and I got 985 points over 990! I can only thank you for that because I learned a lot during my stay in London, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Children of the Mekong!”
Your donations are making a real difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Southeast Asia. They also provide affordable and qualitative items for our local community.
However, there are some items that we won’t be able to accept. Thank you for your understanding!