Smile Education and Development Foundation, established in 2007, is a non-profit education institute based in Yangon, Myanmar that focuses on providing affordable education programs for youth, women, and civil society leaders. We seek to provide access to education for those who are economically disadvantaged and to foster our students to become community leaders. Our organization aims to establish Community Learning Centers (CLC) throughout the country where we can develop strong communities through providing resources and venues for educational services. Currently we have CLCs established in Yangon and Mandalay, and will soon be implementing a new center in Taunggyi.

Our Community Learning Centers host a range of educational and training programs in the areas of English language, Peace & Conflict, Women's Rights and Empowerment, Vocational Training, Civic Education, CSO Capacity Building, Human Rights, Interfaith, Environmental Sustainability and Community Development. These courses are led by our highly trained program staff and international volunteers. Additionally, our centers have small libraries which offer free services such as access to books, journals, news sources, computers and internet as well as special talk programs.

Who We Are

  • What are we standing for?

    Smile membership has grown to nearly 1500 young people from different religions and ethnic backgrounds. Smile is committed to effectively utilizing all of leaders and members knowledge and skills to accomplish our organization’s goals and vision. To these ends, the Smile Language team, founded in July 2008, provides free language classes for poor youth and children. Special English language classes, run with own funding and support, are also being taught ...Read More

  • Our Vision, Mission & Values

    Our Vision

    Our vision is a society rid of poverty in which all people live with dignity, peace and justice and are empowered to be self-reliant, active citizens.

    Our Mission

    Smile Education and Development Foundation is not-for-profit ... Read More

  • Organizational Goals

    (1) To support sustainable peace building in Myanmar and combat discrimination based on sex, and gender, religion and ethnicity in order to resolve violent conflicts and acts of hate. (2) To assist in transforming CSOs of Myanmar to become strong efficient organizations in order to build long lasting sustainable development. (3) To promote gender equality and empower women in a cultural, political, economic, religious, and environmental context. ...Read More

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This training was made by Smile Education & Development Foundation with the help of UNFPA. Four times of training were in Mandalay which is in upper Myanmar and there were 25 participants in each of the training. The training was about the usage of census, the advantages and disadvantages of ... Read More

Faith Space

Recipe Of The Day


This multimedia project explores the interfaith harmonies within the uniquely Burmese melting pot. It documents with photos, text and video the stories of faith worship and interfaith tolerance in downtown Yangon in order to generate public discussion and build greater understanding and to foster harmony ... Read More

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Volunteering Opportunities

Teach students in our innovative education program, Design your own curriculum, Be able to work for at least two month, Have experience in community development, education or NGO field.

Volunteers should be able to support themselves financially. Read More

Smile Education & Development Foundation (Yangon)

  No.351, 7 th floor, Shine Tower, Thein Phyu Road, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township, Yangon Myanmar

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Smile Education & Development Foundation (Mandalay)

  No.104,3rd floor, Marlaroo Feeder, between 36st x 37st, and 76st x 77st,Maharaungmyay Township, Mandalay

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