From a young age, Deborah Jacob participated in activities to bring about social change. In university, she studied social communication, a major that opened her eyes to the social problems that people face in Mexico and around the world, which led her to do her social service at Ashoka, an organization dedicated to finding and selecting social entrepreneurs, people with the most innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. She worked at Ashoka for five years as a coordinator of different projects.The biggest one was Iniciativa Mexico is a national project where people can register their social projects and the most innovative projects with greatest impact and nationwide visibility will win money for its implementation. Debby coordinated the logistics and led a team of 46 people for this project.
Now she´s the administrative director of Share Fundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to forming a more empathetic, supportive and collaborative generation. The foundation has three objectives: that children and young people become aware of their prejudices; having experiences that allow them to question and reformulate these prejudices; and that they acquire tools of mutual support between them and before society in general.
Share have worked for five years in Indonesia, the United States and Mexico with more than 3,000 children and young people in partnership with 55 educational organizations.