Unfortunately, due to the political situation in Myanmar we have had to put our day trips on hold. Events in the country since the military coup on 1st February 2021 have shocked and saddened us, however we remain in close contact with our partners on the ground. If anything, recent events have strengthened our resolve to create opportunities for young people in the country, when it is safe to do so. Rest assured, we remain committed to the people of Myanmar and fully support a return to democracy.
If you would like to support Myanmar's Civil Disobedience Movement and/or communities who are suffering the most as a result of the military coup, please consider donating to one of the worthy organisations listed here: https://www.isupportmyanmar.com/
Day trip with a difference in Yangon
Morning - Environmental workshop
Thant Myanmar, an environmental organisation fighting plastic pollution, organises an activity to educate young people about plastic and waste issues. The workshop is conducted in an interactive and engaging style that both entertains and educates.
Lunch - Kokkoya Organics
The environmental focus of the morning continues with lunch at Kokkoya Organics, an urban farm in Yangon that trains young farmers in organic farming practices. After a tour of the farm, the children enjoy an organic lunch full of farm ingredients, some of which will be completely new flavours to them.
Afternoon - Museum & puppet show
After lunch, the children visit the National Museum, a five-storey museum covering the art, history and culture of Myanmar. An interactive and entertaining quiz keeps the group engaged during the tour. Later on, they visit Htwe Oo Puppet Theatre for a traditional family-run puppet show and a unique opportunity to experience the art of being a puppeteer.
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.
Donations go through our fundraising partner the EXO Foundation. 100% of donations go towards the day trips
we organise as all administrative costs are covered by project partners.
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.