Her Excellency, Daw Su Su Lwin

Asia’s Champion in Educational Development- H.E Daw Su Su Lwin                           

Asia’s Champion in Educational Development- H.E Daw Su Su Lwin                           

 Daw Su Su Lwin, Spouse of President U Htin Kyaw of the republic of the Union of Myanmar, was born to U Lwin and Daw Tin Tin Ma Lay, as their eldest child on 22nd April 1952 in Yangon.

She attended Methodist English High School in Yangon, Radnor Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland, No.(3) State High School, Mawlamyaing, and No. (2) State High School Kamayut, Yangon. She passed the matriculation examinations in 1970.

Daw Su Su Lwin married U Htin Kyaw in 1973.

She obtained a Master of Arts in English from the Yangon Institute of Education in 1976. Then, she worked for the Burma Education Research Bureau and at Rangoon University for 13 years in various capacities as Tutor, Assistant Lecturer, and Lecturer.

She did her post-graduate study on Materials Development at Sydney University, Australia in 1986 and resigned from the civil service three years later.

After the formation of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in 1989, Daw Su Su Lwin conducted English courses in the compound of NLD Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence.

Daw Su Su Lwin assisted her father U Lwin, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of NLD Central Executive Committee, and her father-in-law U Wun, a renowned Burmese langage scholar, and poet Min Thu Wun, in their campaign programme for the 1990 general elections.

She later worked as an education project officer for UNICEF between 1990 and 2005. She supported monastic primary schools and organized training programmes for volunteer teachers of these schools. She also acted as a coordinator for the “Ahmay Ein” (Mothers’ Home) schools opened by NLD.

In the 2012 bi-elections, Daw Su Su Lwin contested from Thongwa constituency and was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw. She was a member of the Pyithu Hluttaw International Relations Committee and also of the Education Development Committee during the first parliamentary session.

In the 2015 general elections, she was again elected as a member of Pyithu Hluttaw from the same constituency. She was elected as Chairperson of the Pyithu Hluttaw International Relations Committee and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw AIPA Joint Committee. As U Htin Kyaw was elected President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, she resigned as Chairperson of both committees.