One donation, twice the impact!
Founded in 2001, our Hong Kong chapter is registered with the Inland Revenue Department under #91/7344. It is a tax-exempt charity.
Managed by volunteers passionate about making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, the chapter is very active, promoting sponsorships and raising funds to run education centres.
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%.
Meet the team!
All the members of the Hong Kong chapter team are volunteers.
– Delphine Marguin: Head of the HK Chapter
– Béatrice Guillosson: Vice President
– Marie-Pierre Gourdier: Secretary General
– Minh Viegas: Treasurer
– Aurore Felzine: Communication & Partnerships
– Diane de Beaudrap: Communication & « Bambou » (field volunteer) in Cambodia from 2013 to 2015
– Christel Villepelet: Events
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.
The programmes supported by the Hong Kong Chapter
The Batang Mekong Daycare Programme includes 7 daycares for 80 children from 1 to 6 years old living on the dumpsite of Hinayawan in Cebu, the Philippines. The daycares provide:
- 1 meal per day (sometimes the only one) and medications if need be.
- A Montessori pedagogy instead of wandering in the shantytown.
- A place where they receive care, love, and security.
The University Education Centre in Cebu City is the oldest and largest Children of the Mekong’s student residence in the Philippines.
The aim of the centre is to provide access to University to 50+ underprivileged young people. In addition to full boarding, students receive holistic training and professional life training, so they can find a job once graduate.
A successful fundraiser!
In November 2022, two employees of Campbell Lutyens APAC office, respectively based in Hong Kong and Singapore office, raised funds for Children of the Mekong.
Their target? Fund the Grade 9 and Grade 10 cohorts of students at the Samrong Education Centre in Cambodia for one year. Their support will give chance to 24 students to continue their schooling in rural Cambodia.
After hosting a regional online meeting with everyone wearing pineapple shirts, the team organised two sports events in Hong Kong and Singapore. All the funds raised are match-funded by the firm.
Well done for this wonderful initiative, which allowed to raise £15k!
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