Julia Borbolla

Ashoka Fellow
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Fellow Since 2008


This profile was prepared when Julia Borbolla was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
In Mexico, millions of children are unable to receive quality psychological care because of substandard government programs and unaffordable costs. Dr. Julia Borbolla has addressed this problem by developing a multimedia project that reaches out to countless traumatized children who do not have adequate access to care.
The New Idea
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The Person


Recently, Julia's emphasis has been to make "Antennas" a vital tool in every childcare institution, so that children have more appropriate and innovative ways of expressing their fears, worries and anxieties. This has also been established in justice institutions where children are questioned about cases of child abuse and maltreatment. We aim to respect the child's developmental stage and to have these questions asked by an individual with whom they feel confident. The motto is "children shouldn't have to keep secrets which hurt".

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