Our day trips in Myanmar take place in Yangon, the country's most populous city. Yangon is home to over 5 million of Myanmar's population of 55 million.
Years of political and economic isolation led to the impoverishment of large sections of the population, and the shocking military coup on 1st February 2021 has sadly left the country in political, economic and social turmoil again. Millions continue to live in poverty and marginalised children and young people are among the most vulnerable of the poor. Many of them end up living on the streets and in the slums of Yangon.
Our mission in Yangon is to bring some light to the lives of some of these underprivileged young people during a very difficult period for the country by taking them on a day trip with a difference!
Day trip with a difference in Yangon
Morning - Organic Farm Experience
Kokkoya Organics, an urban farm in Yangon that trains young farmers in organic farming practices, is the host of our half day trip. The children learn about the farm before setting off on a tour to see what is growing. They then get to try planting onion, garlic and ginger before painting pots which they can take away with them.
Lunch by Kokkoya Organics
After the children have planted something in the pots they have painted, they sit down for a unique lunch made using organic ingredients from the farm (including a kale salad and home made ice cream!). After lunch, they all enjoy some free time to play on the farm.
Your contribution, however big or small, will help make a difference to the lives of young people
living on the streets and in the slums of Yangon.
A donation of $25 will support one child to join a day tour with a difference.
100% of donations go towards the day trips as all administrative costs are covered by us.
Young people we support in Yangon
Our NGO partner in Myanmar is SONNE Social Organization. They run multiple day care centres for around 350 vulnerable children and adolescents in Yangon. The organisation focuses on education, skills training, medical care and the (re-)integration of marginalized children into society. Our day trips have been put together to complement their education and skills training initiatives.
The children joining our trips live on the streets and in the slums of Yangon, and are mostly aged between 5-10 years old. The day care centres run by SONNE Social Organization provide the children with meals, medical care and assistance to get into formal education.