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Welcome to Sanon

Sanon is a Social Enterprise - a not for profit business with a specific social objective

Great food and changing the lives of disadvantaged youth

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The Sanon Training Restaurant is operated by the MYDI (Myanmar Youth Development Institute). MYDI conducts Sanon as a non-profit social enterprise organization in Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar.

Our core strategic aim is to:

"Train up to 30 students at a time, assist them to gain employment and monitor them for a further two years"

The function of the Project via the Sanon Training Restaurant is to train disadvantaged youth in hospitality and English, find them employment and monitor them for a further two years to assist them integrate into the workplace and have a successful career in the hospitality and tourism industries.

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Our Vision and Goals

To empower a generation of young people to become Myanmar’s industry leaders in hospitality and tourism.

We aim to train up to 30 students per year, find them employment, and monitor them for a further two years.

Meeting vocational and industry needs and provide 1,000 students with training. Operate multiple successful venues within a for-profit social enterprise business model. Operate as an almost self sustaining business with additional support from the donors wishing support our work.

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Charity Dinner for Sanon

Special Guest Speakers

The Hon. Tim Fischer AC - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and former Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome

"A Tango in Travel - From the Riverina to Rome via old Burma, new Bhutan and the Svalbard Seed Bank"

Mr Bob Davis Former Ambassador to Myanmar

"Reflections on my time in Myanmar"

Contact us for menu and dietary requirements

Friday, 1st June 2018





click here to register for the dinner


trevor@mydi.org Tel 0400 692 868

Dinner, Auction and Raffles

Myanmar Youth Development Institute would like to invite you to attend the Inaugural Charity Dinner

charity dinner is specifically aimed at assisting in providing funding towards the construction of a new and expanded Student Accommodation Facility to properly house our growing number of students.

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Ask for "Today's Special”

Our menu is MSG-Free

V=Suitable for Vegetarians, M=Traditional Myanmar Dish

A Training Restaurant

More about our Training program

more about Bagan and Sanon

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Less than $2 dollars promotion graphic


The Sanon Training Restaurant strives to be as self-sustaining as possible but we still need the help of generous patrons.

For less than $2 USD a day you can change a young person's life and help give them:



Work Experience







Help us Help them

Become a Regular Supporter
and a 'Friend of Sanon’

By making a regular contribution less than $2.00 USD a day) you can support a student through our training program.

Our training program aims to provide our students with the skills and experience to pursue a career in hospitality.

Your support will help give a disadvantaged young person the opportunity to have a new life and brighter future.

REGISTER NOW and become a regular supporter

All donations are used to maintain the operation and development of the training restaurant, sustain and support the students, employ expert training staff, operate the training program and monitor and mentor each student in their place of work after graduation for a further two years. Click here for more information about our training program

Make a Single Donation

You can also make a one-off donation to help support or program which is also greatly appreciated.

Read more about making a single donation

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Keep up to date with whats happening at the Sanon Training Restaurant by subscribing to our free quarterly newsletter.

Each issue may include brief articles on topics such as new menu items, new projects, the progress of the training program, student activities and learning, employment opportunities and progress of graduates in the hospitality industry.

Our newsletter will be emailed to as a PDF document via the email address you registered. Please provide your full name when registering.

Our Location

Pyu Saw Hti Street
next to Nyaung U Thante Hotel
Bagan, Myanmar

Open Hours

October-March: Open 7 days a week. 
Closed for Thingyan Holidays in April (Dates vary annually)

April-September: Open Monday to Saturday. 11.00am-10.00pm

Note the Kitchen closes at 9.30pm

Got an Inquiry or Question?

Phone: +95 9 45195 1950

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