“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”—Nelson Mandela.
“I feel very privileged that I am here with IGE to serve Myanmar through religious freedom and human rights which I strongly believe are the fundamental needs of all human beings. I appreciate IGE’s approach of listening to the local needs and creating a safe space for the leaders and peace makers of the country to meet and connect to share their concerns and care in order to work together towards a peaceful and sustainable future.”
Seng Mai Aung is the Program Officer for Myanmar at the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) and is based in Yangon. Prior to joining IGE, she worked at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in Seoul, Republic of Korea, where she organized training workshops for educators from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond on peace education, human rights, cultural diversity, and education for international understanding.
Seng has a B.A. in Korean Language from the Yangon University of Foreign Languages, a B.A. in English Literature under the Religious Studies Program at the Myanmar Institute of Theology, and a M.A. in Educational Administration and Higher Education from Korea University. She holds a certificate on “Managing Intergroup Conflict through Facilitations” from the United States Institute of Peace. Seng speaks Kachin, Burmese, English, and Korean and enjoys caring for children with special needs as well as mentoring young adults.