Francesca Raoelison – Founder and Executive Director
Omena dreams about a more self-loving, emotionally self-aware generation – who ultimately foster healthy relationships and reduce emotional abuse in Madagascar.
10+ Schools Intervention
1000+ Engaged Youth and Young Adults
200+ Omena Global Ambassadors
Originally from Madagascar, Francesca transferred from the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to Brown University. She previously studied Psychology and is currently pursuing a BA in Sociology, Organizational track studies and Entrepreneurship.
From their Website
- “A youth-led, and youth-centered organization that is breaking the cycle of emotional abuse through training, preventive evidence-based social-emotional education, and community support.”
- “Omena’s mission is to break the cycle of emotional abuse through equipping, supporting, and empowering children and young adults with social and emotional intelligence tools to nurture self-esteem and empathy in order to foster healthy relationships and reduce violence.”