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April 2021 Newsletter

Omena Featured in the Boston Globe Omena’s founder and Executive Director Francesca Raoelison was interviewed by the Boston Globe’s Alexa Gagosz in this wonderful article about Omena’s mission to end the cycle of abuse in Madagascar and other developing nations. We are so honored to have been featured in the Boston Globe and incredibly grateful to Alexa…
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March 2021 Newsletter

Introducing Venture Prize Finalist: Omena In February, we were honored to be a part of Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) Impact Accelerator Program. This 12 week program helps guide a new generation of leaders to develop, build, and sustain new social enterprise ventures. We were part of a group of only 17 organizations chosen to participate in…
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February 2021 Newsletter

Omena Has Big Plans in 2021 Even during the covid-19 pandemic, we have continued our work with Malagasy youth through teaching programs and initiatives in schools. We have also started virtual initiatives to continue education about preventing emotional abuse and gender based violence.  The work we are doing is even more important in this age…
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Omena in the News

Youth Civic Center

A conversation on how we can use our voice and story to stand out. We talked about Omena’s story and answered to the question: “How do you know if you are being emotionally abused?” The answer is in the way a person makes you feel as a result of their behavior. If someone controls your…
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Group of high school student dressed in brown uniform with Omena logo

Saint Francois Xavier high school

Here is about the intervention we carried out at the Saint Francois Xavier high school, on distinguishing healthy from unhealthy relationships! It was wonderful to speak to high school students about the importance of establishing healthy relationships, be that in friendships, at home or in romantic ones (especially at an age where they could be…
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Jean Joseph Rabearivelo High School

Both boys and girls were interested in this workshop, and it was quite special to see more boys speaking up on the topic of relationships and being actively engaged throughout the conversation – talk about redefining masculinity! At the end, the students completed a survey to provide us with feedback to be considered for future…
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Child Guide

On this day right here, we did our very first intervention on self-love, understanding emotions and body safety with street kids taken care of by an organization called Child Guide. We taught the kids positive affirmations to repeat every day, based on a book produced by our partner Educate to empower. These kids were fast…
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Group of kids with Omena sign

CEG Ampefiloa

We had our second intervention on self-love, understanding emotions and body safety at the College d’Enseignement General (CEG) Ampefiloha, which would be the equivalent of a secondary school in North America. This time, we were focused on teenagers – which we strongly believe is an important intervention because it is around this age that insecurities…
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