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Milestones

Timeline of the major milestones achieved by the Myanmar Youth Development Institute and the Sanon Training Restaurant. 
2018-03-01
Appointment of a Social Worker

Appointment of a Social Worker

DFAT (AVI) approved the appointment of an Australian Social Worker for 18 months tenure. The task of the social worker will be to support and mentor students. Almost all of our students come from very disadvantaged and difficult personal situations.

2017-10-14
First Graduates

First Graduates

Our first group of students (15) graduated and have jobs to go to. 24 new students taken on for the 2017/18 training program. Myanmar Restaurant Association President co-signs our student’s graduation certificates.

2017-09-30
A Culinary Destination

A Culinary Destination

Intrepid Travel’s Global Network of Travel Agencies lists Sanon as a culinary designation in Bagan, Myanmar.

2017-09-01
Recognition from the Myanmar Restaurant Association

Recognition from the Myanmar Restaurant Association

Myanmar Restaurant Association recognised the Sanon Training Restaurant Program which was built on the ASEAN Hospitality curriculum (written by William Angliss Institute in Melbourne, Australia).

2017-05-01
Appointment of English Teacher

Appointment of English Teacher

DFAT (AVI – Australian Volunteers Abroad) agreed to fund the cost of an English teacher for 18 months with the key responsibilities to teach all students English and to write a MYDI English curriculum with a hospitality focus.

2016-11-26
Official Opening of Sanon

Official Opening of Sanon

Official opening - the students put on a culinary show for approximately 75 guests from all over the world.

2016-07-01
No.1 on Trip Advisor

No.1 on Trip Advisor

Sanon becomes No.1 on Trip Advisor for Restaurants in Began, Myanmar.

2016-05-04
Sanon Opens

Sanon Opens

Soft opening of the Sanon Training Restaurant.

2016-04-01
A Foodies Must See

A Foodies Must See

Lonely Planet Guide as well as Wikitravel rate Sanon as a 'foodies must see' restaurant.

2016-01-01
The Sanon Training Restaurant

The Sanon Training Restaurant

Sanon is selected as the name for the training restaurant. Sanon is Burmese for Turmeric.

2015-07-01
Construction of Training Restaurant building and infrastructure

Construction of Training Restaurant building and infrastructure

Construction commences on the training restaurant on the site provided by Ms Khine Ko Gyi. The kitchen is designed by members of MYDI and constructed by manufactures in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia for shipment to Bagan, Myanmar.

2015-01-01
Charity and Social Enterprise Registration

Charity and Social Enterprise Registration

Formal registration in Australia as a non profit organisation and registration of a social enterprise limited liability company in Myanmar.

2014-01-01
Myanmar Youth Development Institute (MYDI)

Myanmar Youth Development Institute (MYDI)

Development of a formal Strategic Statement for our group and its naming as the Myanmar Youth Development Institute.

2014-01-01
Site for a Training Restaurant acquired

Site for a Training Restaurant acquired

On the advice of a contact at the Asian Development Bank several members of MYDI meet with Ms Khine Ko Gyi the operator of the Thante Hotel in Bagan (Nyaung U) in central Myanmar. Ms Khine offered MYDI a run-down building, adjoining her hotel for MYDI to redevelop into a Training Restaurant. An offer MYDI accepted.

2012-01-01
Fact Finding visit to Cambodia

Fact Finding visit to Cambodia

Members of the future Myanmar Youth Development Institute visit Cambodia to investigate training operations by Friends-International (i.e. Friends social businesses)


Our Location

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

Open Hours

October-March: Open 7 days a week. 
11.00am-10.00pm
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

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