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About Sanon

Changing Young People's Lives

Myanmar Youth Development Institute LogoThe Myanmar Youth Development Institute (MYDI) is a Myanmar not for profit social enterprise that raises funds to develop and implement projects that aim to improve the lives of disadvantaged Myanmar youth. The MYDI was established by five businessmen with many years of experience in the hospitality and food industry.

Our Vision

To empower a generation of young people to become Myanmar’s industry leaders in hospitality and tourism.

The Institute

Provides formal education beyond the classroom in a 12-month training program with a focus on: 

  • learning skills for employment

  • empowering both men and women, and

  • developing skills for life


Why We Chose Myanmar

  • Tourist potential is enormous
  • Desperate need in Myanmar for quality training
  • High levels of disadvantaged youth
  • High Unemployment
  • It's about the hardest place on earth to do business
  • Success in training youth and securing them employment has certain and immediate economic flow-on effects for the student and his or her family


Our Location

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

Open Hours

We are currently closed due to Covid-19

April-September: Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday).
10.00am-10.00pm Closed for Thingyan Holidays in April

October-March: Open 7 days. 

Note the Kitchen closes at 9.30pm

Got an Inquiry or Question?

Phone: +95 9 45195 1950

Or use Our Contact Form

Sanon is a member of:

Asset H&C