Phil Towns


Hello, I’m Phil Towns, a retired firefighter and woodworker. I first encountered Kickstart art back in 2012 when I did my first volunteer teaching job in Mae Sot. I have been coming back here ever since, teaching and working with other Burmese organisations, and gradually becoming more involved with Kickstart Art. I suspect as my Dad is an artist and former art teacher, he always instilled in me the value of art, not only providing a great outlet for kids’ artistic skills but also allowing them to express themselves emotionally in ways they maybe can’t academically or verbally.