After one year of building and some more time of planning and thinking about it, we could finally open our new STREET KIDS CENTRE!!!
Planning and construction progress Autumn 2017: SONNE acquired a property in Yangon's third-largest slum to build a new street children and youth support centre. June 2018: Experienced architects supported the planning of the new CHILD & YOUTH CENTRE. October 2018: The official building permit was granted by the authorities of Yangon and the construction of
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.
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
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
The lack of a birth certificate hinders children in Myanmar to enroll in public school. We believe that it is unjustifiable that the lack of a single document stops a child of getting access to education.