Thaw Htoo trained as a civil engineer in Rangoon (the capital city of Burma). He met his wife Tutu Paw when they were both students, and she taught him the piano. When the Burmese army burned down their home, the couple went into hiding in the jungle, where Thaw Htoo worked as a teacher. Thaw Htoo is very musical, plays the piano and guitar, and teaches a children’s choir in Mae La Camp. In the UK, he hopes to be able to refresh his skills as an enginee.