Marla Magaña is very passionate about the environment and has led several conservation campaigns and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education in her native Progreso Village. She has been a youth volunteer leader with 4H andYouth for the Future (YFF) and has assisted YFF in conducting sessions for young people. She was a member of the GOJoven Hummingbirds—a youth group established by the 2009 Belize Team’s Leadership Action Plan (LAP). Marla aspires to become a wildlife biologist, journalist, and photographer. Her dream job is to work with National Geographic and give voice to her interest in women’s rights within environmental issues. She is gaining important skills as a member of GOJoven to work towards positive change in sexual and reproductive health and the environment for the youth of her community.
- Maria Manuela Garcia PúManuela Garcia Pú became a GOJoven Fellow at age 28. As a Mayan woman, Manuela worked within ASECSA’s advocacy program focusing on gender policy and advocacy, both at the national level and within the organization. Prior to coming to ASECSA, she trained young Mayan women who work as domestic servant...