Ner Mu, Youth Health Educator
Ner Mu was born on May 24, 1983 in the Karen State of Burma. When he was 9 years old, he had to flee from his village due to political conflict and his family moved to Mae La refugee camp in Thailand. He graduated from Eden Valley Academy in Thailand where he then worked as a teacher for 2 years. Ner Mu later worked at Handicap International for 1 year in Thailand.
In 2005, Ner Mu and his family joined his cousin in the Netherlands. After obtaining his Dutch High School Certificate in 2009, he worked with a health care organization in the Netherlands for one year. In 2011, he became a Dutch citizen. A couple years later Ner Mu moved to the United States.
He joined KOM as a staff member on November 16, 2015 as a Community Health Coordinator. In July 2018, Ner Mu switched positions within KOM and served the refugee community as an Employment Counselor.
In October of 2019, Ner Mu rejoined KOM’s health programs as a Youth Health Educator and Program Manager for the Community Health programs. He continues to be passionate about helping refugees from Burma become successful, build unity and contribute their skills to the larger society.