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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

Discover Our Story

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

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.

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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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image.pngHOW CAN YOU HELP?

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:

Knowledge

Skills

Work Experience

English

Confidence

Optimism

Hope

 

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.

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THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

  • Sanon (Extended Video)

    This video provides an introduction to Bagan and the work of the Sanon Training Restaurant as a non-profit social enterprise. It objective to change lives and build a future for disadvantaged Myanmar youth. 

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  • Inaugural Graduation (2017)

    On the 14th of October 2017, Sanon held its inaugural graduation ceremony for students who had completed Sanon’s training program.

    The day was a great success. The ceremony was attended by representatives of government, other local officials, family and friends of the students and training staff.

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  • Sanon's visit to local monastery school

    Promoting Sanon's social objectives with students, staff and the local community,

    Sanon Community Day – Tuesday 3 April 2018

    As part of Sanon’s engagement with the broader community of Nyaung U and Bagan its staff and students show their support of local community groups on a regular basis.  Activities around creating awareness of Sanon’s social objectives enrich the lives of both the staff and students whilst serving the community.

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What Our Guests Say

2018 Certificate of Excellence

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

Got an Inquiry or Question?

Phone: +95 9 45195 1950

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