Having spent his childhood in Myanmar, Ernie has always had a heart to return and give back to that region. That desire began in his early years when he, his parents and four siblings immigrated to the United States in 1979. His family moved to Oregon and settled in the city of Portland.
Ernie went to high school and college in Oregon, studied at Oregon State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988. He continued his education and earned a Master of Science Degree from Oregon Graduate Institute in 1990. Since college, he has been working as an Engineer and a Manager in the Semiconductor Industry. Ernie and his family reside in the Pacific Northwest.
Over the past few years Ernie has been traveling to Myanmar to meet with friends and associates. These regular contacts have increased a concern that there is something he can do to help the people of the country where he was born and spent his childhood. He has seen the living conditions and lack of education for the children from underprivileged families. In discussions with associates in Myanmar and his brother, Patrick, they decided the need is there and they could help. In 2015 ForgetNot International was formed to assist the underprivileged children in Myanmar, by giving them an opportunity to pursue an education they might not have otherwise.
Raymond Mu Vice President
Raymond Mu was born in Myanmar and immigrated to the United States in 1993. He finished his Internal Medicine Residence Training in 1999 and started his medical practice with The Permanente Medical Group, Manteca, California.
He is currently holding position as Chief of Professional Staff Well Being Committee and Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. He is also a Senior Pastor of Myanmar Christian Church of Sacramento.
He and his wife Victoria have three children and reside in Manteca, California. He is servicing Myanmar communities in the United States and Myanmar through church ministry, mission projects and online ministry.
Francis Camello Treasurer
Francis was born in the Philippines. He worked in the high tech industry for many years there before immigrating to the US with his family. He and his wife Connie, and their three children immigrated to New Mexico in 2019.
Francis has long been wanting to help the unfortunate and underprivileged children and youth since growing up in Manila. He remembers how difficult lives were for him and many of his friends who struggled meeting daily needs.
Gaye Saye Myanmar Advisor
I am Gaye Saye. I was born in Bago, Myanmar. I attended the University of Foreign Languages at Yangon, Commercial city of Myanmar. After graduating, I worked at a foreign company. I joined ForgetNot as a student in 2021. Currently, I am the facilitator and the teacher as part of ForgetNot International to help the students who are enthusiastically learning English. I do love helping the students to better their education.
Subha Bose International Operations Manager
Subha was born in Calcutta, India. After completing his Bachelor studies in Information Technology from his hometown, he pursued his Master's in Remote Sensing from Chennai, India, following which he started working at the Indian Space Research Organisation in Ahmedabad, India, where he was involved in the analysis of remotely sensed data from Mars Curiosity rover.
Following the submission of his PhD thesis (at the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra) he awaits to start a Post Doctoral position at the Indian Space Research Organisation in Ahmedabad, India. His hobbies include traveling, listening to music and cooking (from time to time). Subha has a big heart to help the poor and underprivileged youth and children in underdeveloped countries.