Abner Abimael Recinos became a GOJoven fellow at the age of 22. Abner began studies for his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Belize at the age of 16. There, he was awarded a Cuban Medical Scholarship by the Ministry of Education. Abner has also worked with The Cornerstone Foundation in The Books for Belize Project and in the creation of libraries for the local primary schools. Abner has served as a First Aid Instructor at the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Branch of the Belize Red Cross, and has taken a lead role in the DIPECHO 7 Project. As a youth leader dedicated to improving sexual and reproductive health of adolescents in his community, he has also collaborated with The Belize Family Life Association to implement their Behavioral Change Communication Project. Abner’s dream is to continue making changes in his community that will better the lives of Belizeans.
- 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...