Children of the Mekong has been assisting children in Southeast Asia since 1958.

From Laos to France

1958

1964

1968

René Péchard, a dentist in Vientiane starts the Association for the Protection of Youth of Laos.

First boarding houses open in Vientian, Laos.

 

The Association for the Protection of Youth – France opens.

Growth

1970s

1977

1990

1997

2001

2008

A deep state of unrest in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia leads to mass migration

Shelter opens in Valence to welcome refugees to France

The charity group is named Enfants du Mékong

1st sponsorships is launched in Vietnam and Cambodia

1st overseas volunteer (Bamboo) mission

 

Work in the Philippines begins

Work in Myanmar begins

First programme in China (Yunnan)

The UK branch 

2011

2014

2019

A team of volunteers create a permanent office in London, UK

The Children of the Mekong charity shop opens in Battersea

60th-Anniversary Celebrations! Film premiere of 'When I Grow Up'

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