Belize 2009

Daisy Magaña

Daisy Magaña is fromProgressoVillage and earned her Bachelors Degree in Biology and Natural Resource Management at theUniversity ofBelize. She has a passion for conservation and working with youth. Daisy has experience working with the GOJoven Belize Program as the Training Coordinator. She has also worked closely with the Women’s Issues Network (WIN)Belize in another program known as the Women Grassroots’ Programme. She has served as an active 4-H Leader for many years and has coordinated a youth group in her community in order to foster positive youth development.

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Elmer Cornejo

 

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Elmer Cornejo is a dynamic leader who has worked as Studio Director at Rainbow 107.7 FM, one of the main radio stations in the Corozal District, and has served as the Secretary of the GOJoven Belize Alumni Association Board of Directors (GOBelize). Elmer’s goal is to better utilize media for education and advocacy in youth leadership and sexual and reproductive health. His charisma is unmatched and he has the capacity to impart knowledge through dynamism and enthusiasm.

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Nancy Leiva

Nancy Leiva is a vibrant youth leader in Corozal District, who was 26 years old when she was selected as a GOJoven Fellow. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in English from theUniversity ofBelize, and a Masters degree in Social Sciences applied to Regional Studies with a specialization in Gender Violence at the University of Quintana Roo, Mexico. She has been a Social Science Lecturer atCentroEscolarMéxicoJunior College in the Corozal District since and has served as president of the GOJoven Belize Alumni Association (GOBelize) Board of Directors.Nancy is in constant interaction with youth and focuses on instilling values in young people so that they take up the challenge of playing active roles in their communities. She is also very determined to encourage women to take on greater leadership roles in Belizean society, lead independent lives and exercise their sexuality responsibly. Her future plans include ensuring that GOBelize is a leading and stable organization inBelize. She believes that with a solid foundation and continuous training in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health, she will be a great force in the revolution to improve the sexual health of Belizean women and men.

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