Emerge Global's Profile
At Emerge Global, we are a community grounded in compassion and conviction, believing in the vitality of self-worth, personal beauty, and change. At our heart is the Emerge Bead Program, which began at Ma-Sevana, the only facility in Sri Lanka for young mothers, ages ten to eighteen, who are survivors of rape or incest. Drawing on the quiet simplicity of basic tools and unassuming jars of beads, the Bead Program enables these persevering women to rediscover their inner beauty.
We understand the power of creation: In the beginning, some of the young women taking refuge at Ma-Sevana are so torn that they can no longer speak. But through time, as they continue to craft these small objects of brilliant colors and surprising textures, glimmering piles of glass cubes and clay spheres, these women begin to see that the beauty flowing from their hands must also come from somewhere…
- Joined January 26, 2008