Sarah's Journey with The Omega Project (2023)

All children, especially young girls, deserve the right to grow up in a world where they can walk down the street without fear for their safety. Therefore, the goal of The Omega Project, founded by Sarah, is to commonize the conversations surrounding human trafficking and sex trafficking by equipping national education systems with simple curriculums.

At the age of 17, an acquaintance of Sarah's was sold into sex trafficking by her boyfriend, and no one knew until she escaped four years later through the help of a local anti-trafficking organization. Shortly after learning about her friend, a headline exposing a local restaurant and mansion owner for sexual assault charges stole the front page of her city’s news. Even though she was fortunate to grow up in a safe and inclusive community, she felt extremely ill-prepared to face the threats of grooming and recognizing the signs of unhealthy relationships. It was then that she first realized the magnitude of this issue and noted the lack of resources that were available to the public.

While participating in the 2022 Miss World Canada pageant, Sarah decided to stand for our communities and provide the public with easy and accessible educational resources on this topic through the creation of The Omega Project. Through this stage life, she is able to raise awareness and support for this cause on a national and potential international scale. Many doors have opened to further this conversation (because of this competition), and with her goals set on representing the country on an international level - she has the vision to address global audiences to spark awareness on the issues of human trafficking and sex trafficking.

Where will my donations go?
Donations provided here will help support the costs of operating The Omega Project and Sarah's pageant journey as she strives for a Miss. Canada title through Pageant Group Canada's compeititon in August 2023 and beyond.

Donations will specifically go to:
  • Subsidizing the costs of competing in the pageant (coaches, wardrobe, travel costs, Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraising requirements, etc.).
  • Travel costs to speaking engagements - let's spread the word!
  • The research and development of curriculums
  • Providing additional resources and support to local and international victims of trafficking through physical rescue and recovery

A note from Sarah:
"It has been through the support of others like you that have helped me get to where I am today. We are all called and inspired to help on matters like these in various ways, but even the smallest word of encouragement can make all the difference. Ultimately, supporting me on this journey - directly supports The Omega Project and it's vision. By helping me meet my needs, I am able to dedicate more time and effort to building and growing this initiative. Thank you for your time and consideration. God bless!"
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Donations (2)

  • Vickie Micallef
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Robert Valenzano
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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