It is a real challenge for children in Tedim to go to school. This child sponsorship is a unique opportunity for these children to […]
Sponsored children: 4 of 24
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.
Why girls education is essential?Learn more
Samrong is located in Oddar Meanchey province, in Northwest Cambodia. Education opportunities are severely limited and dropout rates remain high. Physical access to school […]
Funds raised so far: £14,784 of £52,414
This project aims at providing care and protection of children living in refugee camps in the Tak region in Thailand. Support this project
Funds raised so far: £17,700 of £40,773
Out of the 774 million illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds of them are women according to UNESCO. In Cambodia, there has been a […]
In the Tak province of Thailand, Sister Emon supports migrant children and their families. In Ban Mae Tao Mai, she is the director of […]
John Lea is a young Filipino woman of 23 years old. She has always been very diligent and serious in her studies and has now graduated!
Around the world, young girls and women face multiple forms of discrimination and education is one of them. Their gender is frequently held back […]
Support Children of the Mekong’s initiatives for girl education in Southeast Asia