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Aung Htay Myint

Country: Myanmar (Burma)

Youth activist, civic educator

Aung Htay Myint is a youth activist from Myanmar. In December 2014, he co-founded the Siblings organization where he serves as a vice-chairman with the purpose of educating the poor and orphans. He is a civic educator at the Institute for Political and Civic Engagement and a member of Mandalay Regional Youth Affairs Committee chaired by the Regional Social Welfare Minister. He is also an executive committee member at Metta Campaign Youth, working to promote democratic practices in Myanmar and to improve youth participation in nation-building. He believes that everyone can feel safe and happy only when he or she can appreciate the differences, and dialogue is a way to build safe and happy community of diverse backgrounds.