My name is Jasmine Kyaw. Currently, I am enrolled in a civil engineering master’s program at Mahidol University in Bangkok. Having earned a partial scholarship from Mahidol, I am trying my best to do well in the coursework and write a good thesis.
I passed my matriculation exam with five distinctions from No (1) Basic Education High School, Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State. After that, I earned a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Technological University (Sittwe). During my undergraduate studies, I was a hardworking and outstanding student. I participated in various activities such as sports, social work, cultural events, and other collaborative activities.
My father is a clerk at Kyaukphyu District Hospital. My mother is on the medical lab staff at the same hospital. I have two younger brothers, both of whom are doing their bachelor’s degrees at Dagon University in Yangon.
Because my parents must support my brothers at university, they cannot afford to support my graduate study. Although I earned a partial scholarship from Mahidol University, I still need more financial aid to cover the remaining fees.
After finishing my graduate program, I hope to contribute to the social and economic development of my country. Since there are only a few well-educated people in Myanmar, our country lags behind others in terms of development. With my increased knowledge and skills, I would like to help Myanmar better compete with other nations in the future.
From 2015 to 2017, I worked as a junior engineer in the Highways Department at the Ministry of Construction before coming to Thailand for further education. Based upon my experience, well-educated and skillful transportation engineers are urgently needed in Myanmar. There is a shortage of engineers working in the transportation sector. My knowledge, skills, and experience must improve to be in line with the latest engineering trends so I can contribute to Myanmar’s transportation sector more effectively.
About Jasmine Kyaw
- Age: 29
- Ethnicity: Rakhine
- Country: Myanmar
School & Program
- Mahidol University
- Master’s, Transportation Engineering
Goals & Dreams
- Become a traffic consultant
- Serve as CEO of a successful consulting firm
- Loan Amount: $4,825
- Amount Left To Fund: $4,625
- Contract Duration: 12 years
- Status: In Repayment
What Others Are Saying About Jasmine Kyaw
As soon as I finish my program, I will return to Myanmar to work as a traffic engineer at a consulting company. After working there for a few years, I will have the experience and skills necessary to establish a private traffic consulting company. I will start my own firm to be able to support my government as well as my country. The transportation sector of Myanmar needs to be improved with updated technology. I hope I will be able to introduce the newest traffic techniques and trends.
For three years, I volunteered for a non-governmental organization helping poor and undeveloped regions in Myanmar. In the future, I would like to do more volunteer and charity work, with the aim of helping poor people from my native land, Rakhine State, since it is the poorest state in Myanmar. One day, I hope to be a successful person who can significantly contribute to my state and country as a whole.
Written by Jasmine Kyaw with editing assistance from Zomia’s volunteer editors.
“In the future, I would like to do more volunteer and charity work, with the aim of helping poor people from my native land, Rakhine State, since it is the poorest state in Myanmar.”