Children of the Mekong (Enfants du Mekong)

Provide access to education to underprivileged children in Southeast Asia since 1958.


Issue AreaEducation

Tax benefit eligibilityUS

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Our Mission

Providing education, training and support, helping children and young people to improve their standard of living and to grow intellectually, emotionally and morally. They accompany children as far as possible according to their abilities, their desires and until their professional integration.

The Need

There are many causes for children to drop out of school or work, and the education programs aim at fighting them. The priorities of action are rural poverty, ethnic minorities, girls' education, disability or chronic illnesses, slums and informal settlements, refugees and displaced persons.

The Solution

Sponsoring more than 23,000 children, they fund about 100 education projects every year, and run 10 education centers to provide access to secondary education and university, as well as holistic training to children and young people so they can become well-rounded individuals.

Our Impact

The greatest impact can be witnessed simply by watching the students and alumni. Children of the Mekong is also proud to hear that businesses chose to hire our students for their language skills, their capacity to adapt, and their honesty. Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world!


Education is at the heart of their work. Since 1958, Children of the Mekong supports children in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Child sponsorship is the main way the organization supports children. In 2021, their work had an impact on 23,000 sponsored children and 60,000 supported children who were able to access education, build their lives and find employment. Every year, Children of the Mekong supports around 100 development projects (such as schools or accommodation for pupils) and manages 10 centres and 78 boarding houses.

Children of the Mekong operates in 6 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The work of the organization is guided by their core values of respect for all, regardless of circumstances, culture or religion, but also building trust, bond and long term loyalty.

With 85.1% of charitable expenditure, their priority is to keep their core costs as low as possible to support even more children.

About this Organization

Issue AreaEducation

About Give2Asia

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