About our Founding Director
By the inspiration to pursue initiative towards attainment of peace and development of Myanmar, Nyein (Shalom) Foundation was founded by Rev. Dr Saboi Jum and a group of principled leaders from different background in May 24, 2000.
Dr Saboi Jum, Founding Director of the organization was a senior pastor of Kachin Baptist Covention and one of peace makers between the government and the KIO since 1980s. He also served as a Secretary-General of Kachin Baptist Convention from 1990 until 2000.
Thanks to the tireless efforts and dedication of Dr Saboi Jum, exchange of fires between armed parties temporarily ceased in Kachin State on 16 February, 1999. Our Foundation director founded Nyein (Shalom) Foundation on February 24, 2000 while he worked as Chairman of KBC. And he stepped down on February 24, 2014 from his duties as the Director of Nyein (Shalom) Foundation.