Local managers

Since 1958, Children of the Mekong has relied on and been at the service of local managers and volunteers who take action for the common good and raise awareness on the needs of those most vulnerable.

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

PHILIPPINES

Joe Dean and his wife founded the local charity “He Cares” and support hundreds of children on the streets of Manila.

THAILAND

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.

PHILIPPINES

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.