Keep a look out around Bagan and Nyaung U for Tuk Tuks promoting Sanon and making it easier for guest to visit our Restaurant.
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.See More About Us
OUR VISION To empower a generation of young people to become Myanmar’s industry leaders in hospitality and tourism. SHORT TERM We aim to train up to 30 students per year, find them employment, and monitor them for a further two years. LONG TERM 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.See More About Us
2019-2020 Student Intake - APPLY NOW
The Sanon Training Restaurant is now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 student intake.
To find our how to apply contact our social support worker on 0977 7872435.
Be quick there are ONLY a maximum of 30 places available.
Each year the Sanon Training Restaurant aims to train a group of disadvantaged Myanmar youth in Hospitality and English.
Upon graduation Sanon assists each student to find employment and we monitor them for a further two years in their workplace.
We strive to each student an opportunity to break the cycle of disadvantage by acquiring skills, knowledge and employment.
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.
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
You can also make a one-off donation to help support or program which is also greatly appreciated.
Sanon Restaurant was closed to the public for a few hours on the afternoon of Christmas Day as the team of students and staff catered for a private function. Ballooning families wanted a very British luncheon and were thrilled with the five course menu.
Laughter reverberated throughout the restaurant this afternoon as Sanon students spent a pleasant couple of hours interacting with Australian students who are travelling in Myanmar with World Challenge.
Sonia Muir has taken over from Ann Le Marseny as a teacher and educational consultant. Sonia has a background in leadership, capacity building and teaching. Her most recent role was managing a Business & Social Resilience program within the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia) which focused on working across rural communities developing projects targeted at rural women, farming families and younger people interested in agriculture. She has also worked in the community education sector and high schools.
Ann was contracted to Sanon via Australian Volunteers International in mid 2017. Ann had Masters Degree in early learning and considerable experience in the education sector including 12 years experience in various overseas posts.
During her time with Sanon Ann conducted english language lessons for Sanon’s students along with Margaret a local english language teacher. Ann also developed a ‘bespoke’ english language curriculum that was focused on the hospitality environment and was uniquely targeted to the needs of Sanon and its students.
On the 20th of November 2018, Sanon held its second graduation ceremony for students who had completed Sanon’s training program.
24 students graduated and attended the ceremony where their received their graduation certificate of achievement.