Children of the Mekong has been assisting children in Southeast Asia since 1958.
From Laos to France
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.
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)