Omina is a young girl who lives in a remote community in Malabang, Lanao del Sur.
Lanao del Sur is one of the poorest provinces in Mindanao. It has one of the highest drop-out rates. Many children in Lanao, especially girls, are forced to stop schooling because of poverty. Omnia is no exception. Omnia was consistently at the top of her class but when her father died, it was impossible for her mother to support the education of all her children. Omnia, being a girl, was forced to stop school and give way to her older brothers. Project Malasakit strives for women empowerment especially in communities where women are highly discriminated. Omnia is now a full-time scholar of Project Malasakit and she has been doing well in school.
- Scholar since 2016
- Malabang, Lanao Del Sur
- Grade 7 at Felix Panganiban Academy Inc.