To empower, educate and encourage young Shan State activists of different backgrounds and ethnicities to participate effectively in the struggle for true democracy, human rights, justice and gender equality.
SSSNY has been working for nearly 18 years to build the capacity of community youth from various backgrounds through its empowerment programs and trainings, in order to promote youth participation for social and political change in Burma. The school has directly empowered 700+ dedicated youth activists from Shan State. Its alumni are working actively across all sectors to promote human rights, equality, and justice towards genuine and sustainable peace and development in Burma. SSSNY aims to continue to support community activists, as well as members of community-based organizations and civil society movement.