I wish you all a very happy and healthy day! My name is Sumlut Naw Ja. I am a six-grade student at Htoi Ningshawng School. I want to tell you the meaning of my painting. Because of the war that we and the Kachin people are facing internationally, we, the Kachin people are still being bullied and tortured. I draw this painting because I don’t like such cruelty and torture. My dream is to become a medical professional. I want to heal those who are sick and suffering. I would like to ask all my parents, brothers and sisters to support my painting. Thank you all very much.

Sumlut Naw Ja

Through the Eyes of Agony Art Program