Khin Lan San
K hin Lan San is from Kyauk Ni Maw Village, Rakhine State, Myanmar. She is the youngest child from a family of six. Both parents made a living with fishing until they retired. She graduated from Universiti Utara Malaysia, under full sponsorship of Albukhary Foundation.
She currently works at the Nielsen Company as a Production Executive.
Brought up in the oppressed Rakhine State of Myanmar, she made a promise that after graduating from the University, she will continue to help her community through education, a volunteering work that she has committed while she was at the high school, 10 years ago. Then, she volunteered to work for free as a tutor to help the elementary students in their study.
What a beautiful coincidence when she mentioned that the 10 students who were accepted for undergraduate study at AIU are among the little kids from grade 3 that she used to teach.
She has been very grateful to Albukhary Foundation through which she gained a Bachelor’s degree that enabled her to secure a better job, thus providing better life for her and her family. She is now able to provide a retirement fund for her parents. Indeed, her monthly salary is divided into three; one part goes to her own living expenses & savings to further her education at Masters’ degree; Second part goes to her parents and third part goes to Haymar Yatul Islam (The Garden), an NGO established by Al Haj Moulana Nazarmuddin (Marhi al Bidaat) in 1951. The Garden has helped her to get through life. The Garden has nourished her through all her life. Now, she raised funding from the whole village and a small part of her savings to help the 10 students to fund their flight tickets, student pass and other fees that are not covered by AIU. Indeed, that is the spirit of Moulana Nazarmuddin’s beloved followers.
She is always thankful for The Gardener and also to the Founder of Albukhary Foundation, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary for the opportunity given to change her whole life. She will continue to help others in need, particularly community in her own village.