About Us Our History OMID Foundation was set up in 2004 to help young women who are victims of sexual, physical or mental abuse. We work as a trauma-informed organization and now have a Peer Education and Leadership Program in place, which you can read more about on the Our Program page. The young women who we support have typically been put into care from an early age, run away from abusive homes, and all live in extreme poverty. They often suffer from severe mental health and emotional difficulties, mostly stemming from their experiences of neglect, of physical and sexual abuse, and of exposure to drugs and violence. OMID works in societies where there is widespread societal acceptance of violence against women. That makes the work we do, that much more urgent. We help those women who are victims of abuse. Mission Statement OMID is committed to strengthening the social, emotional and economic opportunities of disadvantaged young women. We provide them with a sense of self-worth and life and opportunities in three key areas: self-empowerment, education, and training. We pride ourselves on our holistic approach to helping these young women learn to be treated with respect, dignity, and kindness. Women leave our program feeling proud, strong and able to live their lives happily and confidentially in today’s society. How We Spend our Money Of all the monies we raise and donations we receive at OMID, 83% goes toward our programs, 11% towards fundraising activities and 6% towards administration and operations costs. To find out more about what we do, who we help and our future aims please read on. How we work OMID take the best teachers and psychologists to provide therapy and education for marginalized young women. Our unique holistic approach helps the young women achieve self-awareness, self-determination, and self-sufficiency. We value and nurture the voices, hearts, and minds of these underprivileged and vulnerable young women and help them transform their lives. Our programs include classes in IT, English language, Graphic Arts, Accounting, Creative Writing, and worshops on self empowerment, individual rights, marriage and family. What we do We focus on a wide range of areas including care, counseling, empowerment, education, vocational training and university education. We also implement social and recreational activities and life-skills training to facilitate social integration and readjustment. The lives of the young women in our care are truly transformed by our program.