Myanmar Youth Development Institute (MYDI) held its first charity dinner to raise funds for the Sanon Training Restaurant on the 1st June 2018.
The dinner was held at The Veneto Club in Bullen, Melbourne, Australia. The highlight of the dinner were two guest speakers the Hon. Tim Fischer former Deputy Prime Minister and Australian Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome and Mr Bob Davis former Australian Ambassador to Myanmar.
The topic of the Hon. Mr Fischer's talk was "A Tango in Travel - From the Riverina to Rome via old Burma, new Bhutan and the Svalbard Seed Bank" which as delivered with a smooth combination of humour and insight that only Tim Fischer can present. Mr Davis spoke about his personal and moving experiences and observations of events in Myanmar during his time as ambassador.
As part of the fundraising for the night great prizes that were donated by generous supporters that were auctioned or offered as raffle ticket prizes as part of the fund raising activities of the night. Overall it was a fun night and raised crucial additional funds that will help maintain the operation and development of Sanon and its training program.
MYDI would like to sincerely thank the Hon. Mr Tim Fischer and Mr Bod Davis whose generous support helped make the night successful. We would also like to thank the supporters who donated the prizes offered on the night including the special Sanon labeled cookies on each table provided by Harold, all those who attended the dinner to help support our work and participated in the raffles and auction, those who signed up as ongoing sponsor sand to those who could not attend the dinner but made a generous donation instead to help us continue our training program.