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Hope-Filled Forward Motion

There is an amazing phrase spoken as a blessing over youth in Burma. Lay le ya is a Pwo Karen saying that means hope-filled forward motion. At Sojourn, we provide a stopping place along life’s way for young women who have big hills to climb. Banding together, we provide them with tools and experience to walk forward with sure steps and eyes lifted towards a lighted horizon.

We use clay as a starting point to work with young women along the Thai-Burma border. Our intent in training artisans is not simply to make beautiful products, but to provide training in life skills, character education, and spiritual development so as to overcome obstacles and pursue a hope-filled future.

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