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Learn about what's new at the Sanon Training Restaurant, its programs, student activities, menu and restaurant operations.

Thandar joined the Sanon team on March 10th 2016.  Since then she has been responsible for providing ongoing education, counselling and social support to all our students both past a present.  

She has worked hard to ensure that the students enjoy a strong sense of belonging and ‘family’ while they are at Sanon, and also when they have ‘flown the nest’ and are out in work place. She was responsible for closely monitoring each student providing support to the students, their families, in the workplace and in their communities.

The students and staff will all miss her very much, and we wish her all the best in the future.

Thandar Khin

Thandar Khin and Farewell Cake

Thandar Khin's farewell cake

Thandar Khin and Farewell Cake

Students and Staff

Students and Staff

Hon. Mr Tim Fischer, Former Deputy Prime MinisterMyanmar 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 Austrtalian Ambassador to Myanmar.

Read more: Fundraising Charity Dinner

The Sanon team would like to thank George Win for taking the time to share his Barista expertise with the Sanon students.

On the April 23rdGeorge Win (Senior Lecturer Hospitality) from Manukau Institute of Technology (Auckland NZ) volunteered his time to deliver a Barista workshop for all the Sanon students.

Read more: Barista Workshop

School children and Sanon students and staffPromoting 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.

Read more: Sanon's visit to local monastery school

Graduation Class 2017
Inaugural Graduation Class of 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.

In total 15 students graduated. Each student upon receiving their graduation certificate gave a short address to the attendees in Burmese and English.

The Sanon training program included theoretical and practical training in 'Front of House' and Beverage Services and Kitchen, OHS and Food Safety as well as English language lessons and a two-week work experience placement with another hospitality or tourism organization. Students also actively participated in all aspects of the day to day operations of the Sanon Training Restaurant gaining valuable work-ready experience and skills.

Read more: Inaugural Graduation

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. 

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"

Read more: Sanon (Extended Video)

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

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