“I am a victim”. We’ve taken this statement and twisted it in so many ways that it has lost its meaning.

A victim asks for help, a victim needs help, and in most societies, a victim is the loudest noise after a wrong is done. Seems simple enough, right? Wrong. More often than not, it is hard for a victim to voice the abuse that they endure, and the situation is even worse for children.

There is a proverb that goes: “It takes a village to raise a child.” This means that many people are involved in providing a safe…

I joined Omena last summer. In the beginning, I was curious about what it would be like to work in a team that operates fully remote. It was at a time when everyone was still transitioning into online classes and working from home, so I didn’t have a lot of experience in that area yet. However, things went very smoothly. We all got to know each other and soon I felt like I was part of the team. Francesca was very good at breaking the ice and encouraging everyone to engage in conversation. I guess that working towards a common…

Covid-19 has created unprecedented challenges for nonprofit organizations like ours. From lost funding to increased need for services, and the cost of PPE (Personal protective equipment), this pandemic has made it difficult for many essential nonprofit organizations to stay in operation.

Here at Omena, we have been operating remotely long before the Era of Covid-19. Having our headquarter in the USA, we have had to find innovative ways to start and continue our work in education and advocacy to help end the cycle of emotional abuse in Madagascar and around the world.

Omena is more than just a nonprofit, it…


Initiated in Madagascar, we are a global movement promoting Social-Emotional Intelligence in hopes to break the cycle of emotional abuse around the world.

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