- Sara Beatriz MartínezSara had more than eight years working at the Women’s Integral Development Association (AFDI) when she was selected as a GOJoven Fellow in 2011. She began her work at AFDI as a member, then with a position as treasurer, and is now the president and legal representative of the organization. Sara also...
Virgen Bermudez is a vibrant 27 year old, who has experience teaching Spanish at the Delille Academy, an alternative school for at-risk students, and teaching the Garifuna language to youth in her community. She was the coordinator of the “Little Sister’s Club”, which consisted of forty girls who were trained on various topics and sexual reproductive health. Virgen considers herself a family oriented person and a strong role model for the girls in her community.
Juan Carlos Martinez, selected at the age of 21, has experience talking to teens of his Catholic youth group about the importance of valuing their sexuality and protecting themselves against HIV infection. He is passionate about educating youth about their rights and sees unwanted pregnancy and drug addiction as major barriers for youth inBellaVistaVillage. Juan Carlos’ professional experience includes working as Human Resources Director for Banana Enterprises, a contracting business inIndependence. He is a dynamic young leader who is often sought out in his community to settle disputes amongst youth. He is eager to expand his knowledge about sexual and reproductive health so that he can help his community develop.