November 7, 2011

Welcome to EDM HK's Blog !

Who are we ?

Founded in 1958 by René Péchard, a French doctor living in Laos, Enfants du Mekong is a French NGO and non-profit making Charity which was granted the French Republic’s Human Rights Award in 1990 and is known in Hong Kong under the name Children of the Mekong. 

Children of the Mekong helps children of South-East Asia to have access to education, by offering individual or collective sponsorships and building schools and dispensaries through micro-projects. By promoting education, we believe we are helping children and their families to a better future for themselves and their country.

Children of the Mekong is currently active in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Burma (Myanmar), the Yunnan region in South China and France where 22 000 children are sponsored by the Charity and 60 000 supported daily in different ways.

Children of the Mekong :

  • promotes individual sponsorship for 24 € per month (240 HK$) to cover school fees, clothing and food for children in almost 600 school programmes. 39 € per month (390 HK$) goes towards the education costs of university level students.
  • builds and renovates kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and dispensaries through approximately 100 programmes developed each year.
  • sends approx 40 volunteers called “Bamboos” on yearly assignments to Asia to work with the local teams to oversee and check programmes, check the progress of the children and ensure the proper distribution and use of funds. They also assess the advancement of existing projetcs and the degree of need for new ones.
  • is supported by 22 000 sponsors as well as 71 volunteer delegations which represent Children of the Mekong in France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland, Bangkok, Singapour and Hong Kong.

On behalf of all the children, thank you for your generosity and for helping to give them a brighter future. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.

And please visit EDM HK's website here :

Charlotte Saubestre, Marine Lyonnet and Claire Zanetto