Lydia Prongnamjai worked for Kwah Dao for eight years, serving as Executive Director from 2012-17. During this time, she developed knowledge of the local culture, advanced Thai language skills, and gained teaching experience and a PGCert in Development Management as she worked closely with Kwah Dao students and Shan community members to develop the programs that are in place today. She has an intimate knowledge of Kwah Dao’s history and programs and remains closely involved with on-the-ground operations. Lydia is currently training to be a teacher in the UK and is committed to working for equality in education in the future.