More then ten years ago the Story of Sonne in Myanmar started with some very motivated people and a big idea: Give most vulnerable children and young people perspectives and a chance to lead a life in dignity – through provision of comprehensive care and support in education, health care, nutrition and assistance of families.
„Everyone needs to have fun“ – this is the motto of Myanmar’s first social circus, and the message they are trying to spread. The project started in 2014, and for four years now Jules Howarth and his team have been developing Social Circus in Myanmar. But what exactly is it? The concept is as simple
Unlike in Europe and other western countries, after-school tuition is a daily standard for Burmese school children, regardless if they are the worst of their class or on top of it. It’s a vital part of their education, and without it most of the students cannot keep up with their lessons anymore. Unfortunately, it’s also
Between the 8th and 10th of December in 2017, our kids from the day-care-centres had a very special opportunity: Participate in Power Soccer Academy’s yearly talent scouting soccer camp! Power Soccer Agency Ltd. is a sports agency located in Yangon, which focuses on three main areas: fitness development, career development and contract negotiations and
A lot of children and teenagers in Myanmar lack the chance of ever getting an education or training, mostly because their families require all the help and money they can get short-term. A lot of those sources of income are informal, irregular and dangerous – waste collecting being among the most popular and perilous jobs.
In August the H1H1 virus broke out in Myanmar, more commonly known as the swine flu. While the swine flu is not as scary as it seemed a few years ago, it’s still easy to catch (by air or by body contact). Like seasonal flu, it can cause serious health problems for some people, especially
Our day-care-centre teachers are the heart and soul of SSO Myanmar, and those who connect with the street children on a daily basis. Having a good relationship with the students is vital for their development, for this reason our SONNE teachers are carefully handpicked. However, there is always room for improvement – which is why
Even though we try our best to bring as many children as possible to our day-care-centres, there are still more than enough, who cannot afford the time to stay in school for the entire day. This is mostly due to needing to work in order to help their families out, and many parents would rather
Sports Project – Sports as a way to help improve individualism of street children has concluded its homerun.
On the 30th of July in 2017, SONNE Social Organization, in cooperation with SONNE International, has successfully finished its two-years long sports project for street children with deprived backgrounds in three of its main project sites.
Preparing lunch and dinner daily without them might seems impossible, yet this is exactly how the monastic students of the Mingalar Theikdi nunnery school lived for the past years. This is why on the 1st of January 2017, the SONNE project, to build a new kitchen, started.