Text and photos: Matthieu Delaunay
The local managers are volunteers living in the same village or neighbourhood as the children. They are well aware of their needs and can watch over them daily.
With each of our local managers, we take the time to listen and understand before we act, in order to take action in the most adequate manner. We like to say that you have to take the time to love before you can help.
Our local managers have varied profiles: heads of villages, teachers, clergymen, former sponsored children…
Our overseas volunteers ensure a connection with the head office and ensure the good management of donations.
Over the years, Children of the Mekong’s network has expanded. We presently work with more than 800 volunteers in 6 countries.
DISCOVER SOME OF THESE HEROES OF EDUCATION, WHO WORK WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Joe Dean and his wife founded the local charity “He Cares” and support hundreds of children on the streets of Manila.
The Karen people live on the border between Thailand and Myanmar. A part of them are native Thai, and live in very remote villages. The other part had to flee Myanmar, where the Karen people are persecuted. Numerous refugee camps have thus emerged, which accommodate several tens of thousands of families. Father Alain has devoted his life to help those communities through education.
Since 2000, Ate Helen has been active in the Inayawan landfill district where a majority of the inhabitants still work as ragpickers, sorting waste in the storage warehouses spread out in the district.
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