Amanda Griffin Jacob first learned about the horrifying extent of online sexual exploitation of children through a talk on the dark web and sex trafficking, organised by private members’ club 1880 and International Justice Mission (IJM). As a mother of four children, she decided she had to do something.
Amanda, whose father is English while her mother is Filipino, had spent her childhood growing up in Britain, the Philippines, the United States and Australia. She has been based in Singapore for the past eight years.
“I have always tried to help in different areas in the Philippines, but I wanted to invest my time in something that really spoke to my heart,” said the former model and video jockey for Asian music channel Channel V. She also runs online parenting platform Glam-O-Mamas where she advocates healthy living, entrepreneurship and family, and is the author of motherhood guidebook Project Mom.