Mrs. Dina Buchbinder

Founder and President, Education for Sharing

Mexico

Dina Buchbinder is a Mexican social entrepreneur who founded Education for Sharing (E4S) in 2007. Today, E4S operates in seven (soon to be eight) nations on three continents. E4S uses a rigorously evaluated methodology to form better citizens during childhood using the power of play. Since the organization’s inception, over 900,000 individuals have benefited from programs including Initiatives for Sharing (project management), Sports for Sharing, Science for Sharing, and Art for Sharing (through theatre) for children ages 6 to 13, plus education for their caregivers and teachers. Operating in public, private, and charter schools as well as in indigenous shelters and community centers, E4S has partnered with foundations, public and private sector to achieve its goals. E4S uses social and emotional learning techniques. Every session combines fun and creative games, experiments and reflection that foster pride in identity and responsibility, and prompt children to reflect on global challenges and civic values, including the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Quantitative and qualitative appraisals show the organization’s positive impact on issues such as the reduction of violence, an increase in civic participation, better teamwork and fairer play, and an increase in empathy. Dina is an Ashoka Fellow, an Edmund Hillary Fellow, a Schusterman Fellow, a Vital Voices Lead Fellow, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in Urban Planning at MIT, and holds a Master in Public Administration by the Harvard Kennedy School. Dina speaks 5 languages: Spanish, English, Italian, French and Hebrew. Dina loves ice-cream and surf.

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