Onorio Sánchez Mena

Onorio Sánchez Mena was 29 years old when he became a GOJoven Fellow. As a Taguaka community nurse, he has worked at a local health center providing HIV/STD testing and counseling to young indigenous women and as a community health worker addressing gender equity and adolescent pregnancy prevention. Onorio has experience volunteering at a Catholic radio program on various health-related issues and believes that his radio experience combined with his ability to speak three languages (Spanish, Misquito and Taguaka) enable him to significantly impact the sexual and reproductive health of his community. In his view, radio is an effective tool to reach the local people who do not have access to other forms of communication. Onorio would like to create a youth-friendly space providing access to SRH information, counseling and most importantly, enabling youth to be heard.

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