Lway Aye Htwe
Ta'ang Student and Youth Union
Location: Lashio Township, Shan State, Myanmar
Occupation: Mine Risk Education Coordinator

Lway Aye Htwe has been working as a Mine Risk Education Coordinator with the Ta’ang Student and Youth Union (TSYU) in Lashio Township of northern Shan State since 2014. With the support of OCHA managed Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF), TSYU has been providing emergency mine risk education and assistance including cash grant and emergency referral for people who are affected by landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). TSYU has been working in townships in northern Shan State where landmines and ERW related incidents are frequently recorded.
“I work with Ta’ang civil societies and local authorities such as village administrators and education officers at the community level to identify and record the incidents as well as to provide referral support. We still need to raise public awareness of mine risks and ways to stay safe when they engage in livelihood and daily activities. What I love most about my job is seeing people become more knowledgeable of mine risks and their lives become safer.”