People

 

SWE HLAING HTET A.K.A. DARKO

COORDINATOR

darko@turningtables.org

Darko is the daily leader of Turning Tables Lab in Yangon and in charge of planning and implementing our projects and events throughout Myanmar. With his passion for underground music and socio-political issues he inspires the Turning Tables team and supplies technical support for the instructors in music and film production. As the vocalist-guitarist of Yangon-based indie punk band, Side Effect Darko has been rocking, irrepressibly, since 2004 and his songs embody the passionate resilience of youth in Myanmar.

SUNSHINE

LAB MANAGER

sunshine@turningtables.org

Kyaw Zay Ya aka Sunshine has been working in artist management with Turning Tables for the VOY 2016 and is currently Lab Manager in Yangon. He has 4 years experience as a senior operation manager and has worked with Local Management Agency. Sunshine is bringing tons of positive energy and know-how to the team and is dedicated to raising the bar of quality and professionalism.

AUNG HEIN THET

FILM & VIDEO INSTRUCTOR

Aung has a sparkling childhood passion for film and got his first diploma in TV broadcasting from the Myanmar Media Development Center in 2013. Since then he has been working as a freelance film director and Joined the Turning Tables Myanmar team in the fall of 2015. Here he is responsible for the production of music videos and conducting participatory film trainings.

MAY HLA MYAT THU

TRAINING COORDINATOR

smay@turningtables.org

May Hla Myat Thu is training coordinator, supporting and supervising the Turning Tables training regarding promoting social cohesion and empowering youth. May is dedicated to infuse self belief and skills for the Myanmar Youth to become the change they want to see in the world.

HTET MYAT AUNG

VOY PROJECT MANAGER

Htet Myat Aung aka. Htet Htet has been working with Turning Tables since 2015. He is a hardworking logistic master mind that always lead from the front and carry the team with his positive attitude. He is currently project manger of The Voice of the Youth social cohesion program 2016.

Tser Htoo  Music Instructor   tserhtoo@turningtables.org

Tser Htoo

Music Instructor

tserhtoo@turningtables.org

Khaing Wai Myint   Finance Officer  Khaing had worked as an accountant in Singapore since 2010 and came back to Myanmar in 2017. She joined one of the NGOs which empower women in 2017 as AFO and currently, she is working in Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance officer

Khaing Wai Myint

Finance Officer

Khaing had worked as an accountant in Singapore since 2010 and came back to Myanmar in 2017. She joined one of the NGOs which empower women in 2017 as AFO and currently, she is working in Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance officer

Kyaw Min Khaing   Finance Officer  Kyaw Min Khaing studied in Yangon Institute of Economics and he loves to play football and listen to music. He worked for Asia World Co., Ltd, which is one of the biggest investment companies in Myanmar as an accountant and finance, over 7 yrs (2008 – 2015). He is now proud to be working with Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance Officer.

Kyaw Min Khaing

Finance Officer

Kyaw Min Khaing studied in Yangon Institute of Economics and he loves to play football and listen to music. He worked for Asia World Co., Ltd, which is one of the biggest investment companies in Myanmar as an accountant and finance, over 7 yrs (2008 – 2015). He is now proud to be working with Turning Tables Myanmar as Finance Officer.

YE YINT AUNG

EVENT & COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR

yeyint@turningtables.org

Ye Yint was born to be an artist and is currently the Event & Communication Coordinator for Turning Tables Myanmar. He has been connected with Turning Tables Myanmar since 2014 where he joined as a trainer for Creative Activism and Campaigning. Yint lead the festival team and managed all volunteers for the VOY 2016 Festival in Yangon. Ye Yint graduated with Social Studies from BARS and an ambassador of CGP.

Hein Lwin   LOGISTICS ASSISTANT   heinlwin@turningtables.org   Hein Lwin joined the Turning Tables Myanmar team in 2016. He is the bass guitarist of the Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect, and has previously organised events in Yangon's undeground music scene for three years.

Hein Lwin

LOGISTICS ASSISTANT

heinlwin@turningtables.org

Hein Lwin joined the Turning Tables Myanmar team in 2016. He is the bass guitarist of the Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect, and has previously organised events in Yangon's undeground music scene for three years.

Luis Gustavo Florez Cote   PROGRAM MANAGER  Luis has been working for more than 8 years in the field of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian affairs. He holds a master in peace and conflict studies in Austria and in International Affairs and Diplomacy in Australia. He is a  Build Up Fellow , responsible for the development of the first Myanmar music-making app which will invigorate TTM peace and social cohesion efforts and strengthen the VOY community. In September 2018 he joined TTM team as a Program Manager.

Luis Gustavo Florez Cote

PROGRAM MANAGER

Luis has been working for more than 8 years in the field of peacebuilding, development and humanitarian affairs. He holds a master in peace and conflict studies in Austria and in International Affairs and Diplomacy in Australia. He is a Build Up Fellow, responsible for the development of the first Myanmar music-making app which will invigorate TTM peace and social cohesion efforts and strengthen the VOY community. In September 2018 he joined TTM team as a Program Manager.

Khin Nyein Nyein Thant (Nyein)   TRAINER  Nyein has a strong interest and background in working with youth from her local community where she has taught English and worked as a trainer of interfaith and civic engagement before she joined Turning Tables Myanmar. She has a bachelor in Art and Social Science from Theik Khar Myanmar Institute, and was selected as a delegate by Initiative for Peace (IFP) to participate in the international peace conference in 2016. She has furthermore received the first prize among 70 youths about Sustainable Development Goal from United Nation Development Programme.

Khin Nyein Nyein Thant (Nyein)

TRAINER

Nyein has a strong interest and background in working with youth from her local community where she has taught English and worked as a trainer of interfaith and civic engagement before she joined Turning Tables Myanmar. She has a bachelor in Art and Social Science from Theik Khar Myanmar Institute, and was selected as a delegate by Initiative for Peace (IFP) to participate in the international peace conference in 2016. She has furthermore received the first prize among 70 youths about Sustainable Development Goal from United Nation Development Programme.

Sithu Aung   Logistic Assistant   sithuaung@turningtables.org

Sithu Aung

Logistic Assistant

sithuaung@turningtables.org

Thandar Lin Khiang   DIRECTOR OF STORYTELLING  Thandar has 5 years experience in sales and marketing, customer service, and communication. She is a former volunteer teacher, stray animal rescue activist and freelance career consultant for youth in Myanmar. She deeply and strongly believes in gender equality, human rights, equality before the law and equal opportunities to education. She is fighting for all human beings to enjoy freedom of speech by expressing their thoughts and ideas in a non-violent way, whilst living peacefully without fear of speaking up  Thandar holds a BA in English, a National Tour Guide license, a diploma in Business Management and Administration and a General Management Certificate.

Thandar Lin Khiang

DIRECTOR OF STORYTELLING

Thandar has 5 years experience in sales and marketing, customer service, and communication. She is a former volunteer teacher, stray animal rescue activist and freelance career consultant for youth in Myanmar. She deeply and strongly believes in gender equality, human rights, equality before the law and equal opportunities to education. She is fighting for all human beings to enjoy freedom of speech by expressing their thoughts and ideas in a non-violent way, whilst living peacefully without fear of speaking up

Thandar holds a BA in English, a National Tour Guide license, a diploma in Business Management and Administration and a General Management Certificate.

Saw Myo Nwe Htoo   MUSIC INSTRUCTOR & PRODUCER  By combining his professional skills in audio engineering and music production with his curious and creative mind, Saw Myo Nwe Htoo experiments with a variety of sounds and genres to generate new ideas and audio projects. He also expresses his artcistic skills as the drummer of Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect.

Saw Myo Nwe Htoo

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR & PRODUCER

By combining his professional skills in audio engineering and music production with his curious and creative mind, Saw Myo Nwe Htoo experiments with a variety of sounds and genres to generate new ideas and audio projects. He also expresses his artcistic skills as the drummer of Yangon based indie punk band, Side Effect.

Soe Moe Aung   OPERATION GENERALIST  mr.soemoe1969@gmail.com  Soe Moe Aung is the oldest (and wisest) member of Turning Tables Myanmar. He enriches the team with knowledge about politics and protest in Myanmar with his personal stories of success and failure. Soe Moe has valuable work experience from a range of different fields and occupations. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2015.

Soe Moe Aung

OPERATION GENERALIST

mr.soemoe1969@gmail.com

Soe Moe Aung is the oldest (and wisest) member of Turning Tables Myanmar. He enriches the team with knowledge about politics and protest in Myanmar with his personal stories of success and failure. Soe Moe has valuable work experience from a range of different fields and occupations. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2015.

Hein Htet   MUSIC INSTRUCTOR  Hein Htet is a multi skilled artist with a strong passion for music, especially hip hop and progressive and modern rap rock, sculpting and painting. He has a solo rapping project, has been the producer of the hip hop band, MJN, since 2008, and founded the progressive/modern rap rock band, Out of the Rule, in 2014. In 2017, Hein Htet started exploring the art of sculpting and painting, and has pursued this interest ever since. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2018.

Hein Htet

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

Hein Htet is a multi skilled artist with a strong passion for music, especially hip hop and progressive and modern rap rock, sculpting and painting. He has a solo rapping project, has been the producer of the hip hop band, MJN, since 2008, and founded the progressive/modern rap rock band, Out of the Rule, in 2014. In 2017, Hein Htet started exploring the art of sculpting and painting, and has pursued this interest ever since. He joined Turning Tables Myanmar in 2018.

Yee Mon Swe (Wendy Swe)   CULTURE OPERATIONS MANAGER  Wendy is born and raised in Yangon where she spent most of her youth before pursuing a career in Singapore from 2009-2017. She is now working with Turning Tables Myanmar. She has vast experience in management, sales, and organisational administration and coordination from working with United Nations Population Fund, tourism companies, and private enterprises in Singapore.  Wendy’s educational background includes an English diploma, a major in Chemistry, and a diploma in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management from PSB Academy in Singapore.

Yee Mon Swe (Wendy Swe)

CULTURE OPERATIONS MANAGER

Wendy is born and raised in Yangon where she spent most of her youth before pursuing a career in Singapore from 2009-2017. She is now working with Turning Tables Myanmar. She has vast experience in management, sales, and organisational administration and coordination from working with United Nations Population Fund, tourism companies, and private enterprises in Singapore.

Wendy’s educational background includes an English diploma, a major in Chemistry, and a diploma in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management from PSB Academy in Singapore.