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Since its inception in 2010, one of the principles of the SANNI Foundation has been to empower people to earn their own livelihoods.

In Myanmar, the situation remains extremely difficult due to the aftermath of the pandemic and the military takeover. Many children are still unable to go to school, either because the route to school is too unsafe or because the family can no longer afford to send them to school.

Education is the only way out of the poverty trap and this is exactly where the SANNI Foundation comes in: In this newsletter, learn about the stories of some young people who, thanks to your support, were able to finish their school education and thus have a chance for a better future.

Furthermore, thanks to your donations, we were also able to train some women and support them in starting a small business. This means: The whole family has an income and the children can go to school.

Thank you so much for your support-
Enjoy the summer!

Susanne Schroff

Phoo Yadanar finds her way and becomes a nurse!

Phoo Yadanar and Susanne Schroff 2019

We have often told about Phoo Yadanar, she left a lasting impression on me from my first visit! Now she is 18 years old and has completed grade 9. Her big dream was to become a teacher, but Phoo Yadanar knows that she would work as a teacher under the current government. She definitely doesn’t want that, so she dropped out of her education. In early 2023, with the support of the SANNI Foundation, Phoo Yadanar completed useful training courses such as sales and marketing, as well as nurse and pharmacy training. Now she works in our Lotus Clinic as a nurse. Phoo Yadanar and her family are very happy and excited that their daughter has a future.

Hein Sitt Thwe adores doctors

Hein Sitt Thwe is an eighteen-year-old boy who grew up in Shwe Pyi Thar, one of the largest slums in Yangon, Myanmar. He and his mother are directly affected by the political crisis, like the vast majority of people in Myanmar. That is why Hein Sitt Thwe does not want to continue school and instead wants to work to feed his family. His father is chronically ill and can no longer provide enough for the family.

Hein Sitt Thwe greatly admires doctors and wants to help people in underserved communities. The SANNI Foundation enables him to train as a nurse and pharmacist.Thanks to this, Hein Sitt Thwe has gained confidence and can’t wait to complete his training. A dream will come true!

Thun Myat Yati and her mother

Thun Myat Yati is a three-year-old girl who lives with her mother at the Assistance Association Centre. The mother works there as a cleaner and helper. Mother and child receive free ART treatment for HIV at our Lotus Clinic, the child also suffers from a tumour in the spinal cord. Thanks to the support of the SANNI Foundation, the child gets medical help and food and thus a chance to grow up healthy.

The mother’s means are limited, she does not earn much from her work at the centre. It is not enough to put something aside for Thun Myat Yati’s future. The SANNI Foundation supported the mother with a small grocery shop where she sells various dried fish. She can open this shop in front of the centre and thus continue her work at the centre, take care of the child and run her small shop at the same time.

Looking back at the Run for SANNI 2023 – it was amazing!

On a sunny and warm Sunday in June, around 50 people ran, walked or strolled along the shores of Lake Greifen. Whether the 18 km around the lake, 10 or 5 kilometers, the will alone counted to be on the move for a good cause. We are proud to have raised over CHF 10,000 for our children’s home in Yangon on this day.

A big thank you to all runners, walkers, helpers, supporters and sponsors who spent the wonderful day with us and made the run possible!

You can find more pictures here:

Become part of the SANNI-Family and give children a better future

Would you also like to contribute to giving one or more children a better future? For less than 1 CHF or 1 EUR per day (360 CHF or 300 EUR per year) you can sponsor a child in Myanmar and join our mission. A sponsorship provides a child living in poverty with support in the areas of nutrition, education, household and hygiene, as well as special lessons and vocational training when they are older. You can find more information at:

Don’t want to make a long-term commitment, but want to provide important help in the current emergency? Donations of any amount to our children’s fund, whose resources are used exclusively for the benefit of children in Myanmar, are always welcome. Find out more at:

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