Media Release From the Phan Foundation
2009 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Goes To Saw Nyunt Win
The Phan Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2009 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award has been given to Saw Nyunt Win, a community health worker in Mutraw District, Karen State. He was nominated by the Karen Information Centre.
The Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award is given annually by the Phan Foundation in memory of Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, former General Secretary of the Karen National Union, who was assassinated by agents of Burma’s military dictatorship on 14th February 2008. Padoh Mahn Sha always encouraged and supported young people to help their people overcome oppression and poverty. The award comes with a $2,000 grant for the winner to continue their work.
32 year old Saw Nyunt Win began helping sick people in his village when he was just 12 years old. For 20 years he has worked to help his people. His commitment and enthusiasm is an inspiration to his people. He finds practical solutions to problems, working constructively with local communities and leaders, including building a local hospital. He even grows vegetables for his patients. Continue reading “2009 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Goes To Saw Nyunt Win”