Didi Ben Shalom
From a young age, Didi has been active in social, environmental and political movements. Starting at the age of 15, when Didi joined the Peace Now movement; Volunteered at MDA, the national Emergency Medical Service; and was part of a theater group for people with Intellectual impairment.
After serving as an officer in the IDF, Didi studied political science and was active in MachsomWatch a volunteer organization of Israeli women who are peace activists ; In Green Course– Students for the Environment, where she became a spokesperson for a campaign aimed at clearing the Negev of industrial pollution ; and managed a successful campaign for a group running for city council.
In 2009 Didi joined Machshava Tova, a nonprofit dedicated to narrowing societal gaps through technology, where she established Eco-Tech, a program for training youth-at-risk as computer technicians who refurbish old computers and donate them to underprivileged families.
Since 2017, Didi has been the Director of the National Initiative for promoting digital literacy among older adults. In addition, she started a grassroots program to help young adults take control over their financial issues, and is working on her first short stories book.