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The BigGive Christmas Challenge

We are delighted to announce that we will be participating in The BigGive Christmas Challenge again this year.

A big thanks to a generous pledger and to our ‘Charity Champion’, The Coles-Medlock Foundation who will kindly provide match funding for our campaign this year again.

All donations made on The BigGive Christmas Challenge platform will be matched £-for-£.

The campaign begins at 12 pm on Tuesday 1 December and continues until 12 pm on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

Your support would make a world of a difference.

Every penny raised (except Gift Aid) will go towards funding our ‘Samrong Education Centre’ in 2021.

We aim to raise at least £8,000 for the programme, which would help keep over 155 disadvantaged children in Cambodia in school. Most of them are the first in their families to go to school. Their families live on less than two dollars a day. You can learn more about this vital programme here.

Help children reach high school in rural Cambodia

Rural Cambodia sees 70% of children drop out after primary school. Together, we can provide 155 children from disadvantaged backgrounds an education.

82 of them receive boarding in addition to extra courses and self-development workshops.

Your support ensures no child is left behind.

Han, sponsored child at the Samrong Education Centre in Cambodia

I am 17 and I live with my grandparents in my village as my mother is in Thailand. My family is very poor, and my mother told me: “I don’t have any money to give to you, so you have to study and find the money yourself”.

I am in Grade 12 and have been at the centre since I entered Grade 7. When I was in my village, I didn’t have any friends and I used to play with the boys. Ever since I arrived at the centre, I have gained brothers and sisters, many nice friends. The food is very tasty. I can play many games, but even better, I can study, especially English, which is a subject I didn’t know before, I find it very fun.

Children of the Mekong is teaching me how to become a better person, how to study well to have a beautiful future and a great job when I will finish my studies. Finally, I want to thank you, you and Children of the Mekong for your help.

Your donation will be matched during The BigGive Christmas Challenge.

Give a chance to Cambodian children to continue their schooling despite their isolation and poverty.

Donate now!