SONNE Social Organization (SSO) is a local registered non-governmental organization (NGO). Since 2016 the organization is officially registered as such (No.: local-0135, dated 07,2016). Before that, SSO was working under the name of „Myanmar Professional Social Workers Association“ (MPSWA). Since 2008 we work closely together with the Austrian based “SONNE-International” (non-profit organization) as the local partner organization.
SONNE stands for “Support Organization for Non-formal Needed Education” and focuses on education, health and support programmes. The principle from the beginning has been to provide a secure and promising life through accessible education and healthcare to vulnerable and marginalized children and youth in Myanmar. The organization’s understanding of development assistance includes: inclusivity, respect, transparency and dialogue. The work is carried out with local people (village associations) and puts huge emphasis on a community building approach.
Aside from our core team at the Yangon office, the social workers, teachers, cooks, and trainers are all an essential part of the “SONNE family” in Myanmar. We all share the same vision of helping disadvantaged children and youth to a better life, one of possibility, opportunity and education. They are all daily proof that, regardless of role, responsibility, position, social status, rich or poor, above everything, all it takes is a big heart to knuckle down and get the job done.