Mosoj Yan, Cochabamba, Bolivia
During my Residency in the summer of 2014 with Sustainable Bolivia, I taught workshops with young ladies at Mosoj Yan's Restoration Center. We culminated the workshops with an exhibition and auction that raised money for the organization.
Mosoj Yan is a Christian organization that hopes to make positive impact in the lives of Cochabamba Youth. They aspire to empower women who have been victims of abuse and/or violence to take control of their lives and be active members of society, in addition to striving to prevent youth from turning to life in the streets.
The Restoration Center is a home for young women who have been victims of abuse or violence. Several of the young women are young mothers looking for a safe escape from the situation that provoked their pregnancy. Facilities include showers, laundry services, lockers, and childcare. They also have access to therapy, counseling, healthcare, and education, all of which can aid them with integrating back into school and society. Mosoj Yan periodically offers recreational activities and excursions.