I wish you all a very happy and healthy day! My name is Lahpai Zau Awng. I am fifth-grade student at Htoi Ningshawng School. I drew this painting because in our Kachin state, there are Chinese people mining rare earth minerals. As a result of such actions, the water power is reduced and the electricity power is also reduced, and there are frequent power outages in Mai Ja Yang. Hence, I painted it with great sadness. And my goal is to become a great leader. When I become a leader, I will stop the mining of rare earth minerals. May the Lord Jesus bless all my brothers and sisters from abroad who support my painting. Thank you all very much.

Lahpai Zau Awng

Through the Eyes of Agony Art Program