Norhaimin Omar, a youth MMH champion, teaches students the importance of cleanliness in Dar Al-Ziker Holy Qur'an Memorization Center at Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao. (Photo: Princess Taroza/Oxfam)
Norhaimin's barangay, a conflict-affected area in Shariff Saydona Mustapha (SSM), Maguindanao, does not have access to hygiene facilities, such as handwashing and comfort rooms. It is a designated evacuation area for families caught in between war among armed groups
Ibrahim Mantikayan, one of the MMH champions, takes care of his two-year-old son, Datu Nursalam Mantikayan at Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao. (Photo: Princess Taroza/Oxfam)
When Ibrahim's wife sought work opportunities abroad, he carried the challenges of being the primary caretaker of his two-year-old son, Datu Nursalam, alongside with doing most household chores such as doing the laundry, meal preparation, and washing the dishes.
Jehana Pagabangan, one of the Mum's Magic Hands (MMH) champions, teaches Mamami Piang the proper handwashing in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao. (Photo: Princess Tarroza/Oxfam)
Gloria, 19, is processing her passport and work papers in Metro Manila when the Philippine Government declared a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a young age, she seeks work opportunities abroad to support her two-year-old son and her parents.
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