Jacinta Chan Pech, GOJoven Fellow, Mexico 2008

Jacinta, a young Mayan woman, grew up in an indigenous village in the countryside of Quintana Roo, Mexico. When she was 11, she was forced to move with her family to the city, where they faced discrimination and numerous challenges. Jacinta speaks in her story about how her father did not value her or her […]

Meet Jacinta

Business development specialist, indigenous woman, and GOJoven fellow. In honor of United Nations World Day of Social Justice, a day dedicated to eradicating poverty and promoting gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all, we want to introduce you to Jacinta. As a Mayan woman, Jacinta is committed to educating and uplifting […]

Jacinta Chan Pech

Jacinta Chan Pech was 29 when she was selected to participate in GOJoven.  Jacinta is an Industrial Engineer in Business Development and a Mayan leader who is bilingual in Spanish and Maya.  She works for the National Comission for the Development of Indigenous Communities (CDI) as the Quintana Roo State Coordinator for the Indigenous Women’s Organization (POMI).  She supervises […]

GOJoven Women Leaders: Bold for Change in 2017

March 8th, 2017 GOJoven International, based at the Public Health Institute in the U.S., trained over 200 young people as leaders in adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) between 2004 and 2012. Since then, the GOJoven alumni fellows and their allies in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico have trained an additional 174 […]

Digital Stories Test Page with Popup

About the Stories: In 2010, GOJoven and the Center for Digital Storytelling’s Silence Speaks initiative began the Youth Leaders Speak project, which emphasizes the importance of personal narratives as tools for education, youth mobilization, and advocacy on behalf of adolescent sexual health and rights. Through the project, GOJoven and Silence Speaks led two digital storytelling […]

GOJoven Mexico Holds Annual Meeting in Quintana Roo

From November 23-25, GOJoven Mexico held their annual meeting in the city of Chetumal Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. The three-day meeting brought GOJoven Mexico one step closer to realizing their goal of becoming an official non-governmental organization (NGO) in Mexico. Close to 20 fellows from the GOJoven program in Mexico attended to plan for […]

GOJoven’s 2nd Digital Storytelling Workshop

The second GOJoven Digital storytelling Workshop took place July 28 to 31 in San Ignacio, Belize. The Center for Digital Storytelling facilitated the four-day workshop with the assistance of two Alumni Fellows, Roberto Morales (Guatemala 2005) and Jacinta Chan Pech (Mexico 2008) as well as Julia Zeuli from PHI. During the first three days of […]