The Nam Khai programme supports the education of children who live in an isolated rural region plagued by armed conflict, drug trafficking and human […]
Sponsored children: 18 of 19
In Southeast Asia, as in the rest of the world, there is a pressing need for more education for girls. The statistics show that women are much less well educated than men. Often subject to discrimination and considered to be a burden, women are more vulnerable. Their relative poverty is another factor; girls often marry early, have children young and are weighed down by domestic chores.
This is despite the facts that many ethnic groups in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia have traditionally practised matriarchy, and women still play an important role in the family.
At Children of the Mekong, we know that an educated woman will pass on to her children the knowledge that she has acquired and fight harder to ensure that they get an education of their own.
We believe that giving girls access to education and employment is an important development tool. That is why in Cambodia, for example, 62% of the children supported by Children of the Mekong are girls – of whom two-thirds come from three of the poorest provinces in the north of the country. When allocating places in foster homes, priority is given to girls, provided that this is warranted by their family circumstances.
Our child sponsorship programme supports girls education, offering the opportunity to sponsor a girl child, and giving them the chance to get an education.
In the Oddar Meanchey province, where the Samrong Education Centre is located, it is over 36°C in the shade from March until May. In […]
Funds raised so far: £1,000 of £1,085
It is essential to provide young people with the means to dream big! Our career forum and self-development training do just that.
We are in Taunggyi, the capital of the Shan state. Because it is the largest state in Myanmar it suffers from a slower pace […]
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