We’ve hit the ground running in Melbourne for our pre-departure briefing after an early 5.30am start.
Just grabbed a sidewalk lunch with Trevor, John, Richard and Chris – members of the Board of our Host Organisaton (Myanmar Youth Development Institute).
These guys are soooooo humble and sooooooo dedicated to making a difference to those living in one of the poorest country in Asia.
Don’t believe all the media hype about Myanmar and start thinking about planning a visit. They really need the tourist dollar to boost their economy.
Anyway enough ranting, these guy’s have set up the Sanon training restaurant where we’ll be volunteering. It is run as social enterprise (ALL profit are pumped back into the project).
the Sanon project is changing the lives of so many disadvantaged young Burmese and their families.
25 ‘trainees’ have recently graduated from their 18 month hospitality/English course and already have employment! This is their ticket out of poverty and the ripple effect for their families and communities amplifies the impact of this fantastic program.
We are feeling so privileged to be about to join on their philanthropic ‘train’ through Australian Volunteers International.