Share The Wonder 

in Myanmar

100% of donations go towards our trips

Our day trips in Myanmar take place in Yangon, the country's economic hub and most populous city. Yangon is home to over 5 million of Myanmar's population of 55 million.

 

Years of political and economic isolation have led to the impoverishment of large sections of the population. The country has now entered a period of political, economic and social upheaval, however the positive impacts of these changes have not reached all members of society. 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 help some of these underprivileged young people have access to more opportunities by taking them on a day trip with a difference!

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

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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. 

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