Eglantine Jebb was born in Ellesmere, Shropshire back in 1876. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. After graduation she taught school for one year. Having made the decision being a school teacher was not for her she went on to do something else. This of course is the rest of the story.
She moved to Cambridge to care for her mother when she became involved with the Charity Organization Society. She carried out some research and wrote a book “Cambridge, a Study in Social Questions” in 1906.
In 1907, she was appointed to the Education Committee of Cambridge Borough Council. In 1913, she went to Macedonia where she wrote in the Cambridge Magazine about her experiences.
With all her experiences she set into motion something that is still going to this day. She started a fund for those in need. It was so successful that in 1925 the then Declaration of Geneva which later became the League of Nations adopted her Declaration. Sadly, she died in 1928 after many years of ill health due to a thyroid problem.
What you may not know about Eglantyne Jebb is that she is the founder of Save the Children. She also had a hand in the International Save the Children Union. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket