Meggie Ochoa
Meggie Ochoa     

Meggie Ochoa

Project Director, Philippines Without Orphans (PWO) and Four-Time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

Meggie Ochoa works for Philippines Without Orphans (PWO) as a project director and is a four-time Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. She initiated the Fight to Protect movement under PWO, which aims to build awareness through sports about child sexual violence. Through the sports platform that the Lord has blessed her with and PWO's strategy of broadscale collaboration, Meggie uses her voice and influence to bring people together to work as one to protect vulnerable children from sexual violence.  

She also initiated a Jiu Jitsu program with the Safe Haven Community Center and Children's Home, a home for abandoned, neglected and abused children. The sport of Jiu Jitsu is used as a tool to help victim children strengthen and become empowered survivors. The children fight hard in competitions and win several medals, but more importantly, their lives have been significantly changed by the process. The program led to opportunities for the survivor children to be advocates themselves through four follow-through projects with other nonprofits, student organizations, and even the local government. 
 

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