S4SK and PALM: Who we are

At S4SK: The trustees of S4SK are all connected with Quaker meetings in Yorkshire, UK: Esther McConnell, George Penaluna, Erica Cadbury (Treasurer), Anna Young, (Secretary), Sheila Kaye (Child Safeguarding Trustee) and John McConnell (Managing Trustee)


Margaret Hirst, who was one of our founding trustees, passed away on 17th June 2018.  Margaret was deeply compassionate and caring, and supported our work with much love and energy. She took an active interest in the progress of our children, and also in the welfare of staff in Myanmar.  She was a good friend to us all.

Patron:  Michael Slingsby MBE acts as Patron to S4SK.  Michael has 45 years of professional experience in South and South East Asia including 6 years in Myanmar.  He has been advising S4SK and H4SS (and now PALM) about ways to engage with the poverty of our families since late 2016.  His support, advice, and contacts, were hugely helpful in getting our Poverty Alleviation Project started.


Friends at PALM come from different religious backgrounds, including Buddhist, Christian and Muslim.

Directors: Daw Aye Aye Thinn, Dr. Myint Myint Shwe and U Maung Myint

Advisor on Educational Theory: Daw Kyu Kyu Shwe

Senior Management Team: Daw Aye Aye Thinn, Dr. Myint Myint Shwe, Daw Linn Linn Htun, Daw Aye Aye Myint, 

Admin and Finance: Daw Lin Lin Htun (Finance and Admin Manager), Daw Hninn Aye Moe (Admin & Logistics Assistant), U Aung Phyo Thant (HR and Finance Assistant)

Training and Mentoring Team: Daw Aye Aye Thinn, Dr. Myint Myint Shwe, Daw Aye Aye Myint, Daw Thein Thein Htey, U Tin Nyein Oo (IT)

NFE Teachers: We currently employ 15 NFE teachers and tutors, though this number may increase during the year according to the numbers of students wanting to join classes.

Daw Myint Myint Shwe, U Maung Myint, Daw Aye Aye Thinn, Daw Aye Aye Myint, Daw Kyu Kyu Shwe and Daw Linn Linn Htun

PALM staff at the official opening celebration of the Phoenix Academy for Learning and Motivation on Thursday 27th April 2023

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