Sandra Marivel Pérez Pop Sandra Marivel Pérez Pop

Sandra Marivel Pérez Pop became a GOJoven Fellow at age 18 and is a Mayan woman from Livingston, Izabal.  She studied sustainable tourism at the Ak Tenamit Association.  Sandra worked as a volunteer for an AIDS prevention project where she traveled with a group of clowns to rural communities and to Livingston to teach the […]

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Rubén Leonardo Pineda Méndez Rubén Leonardo Pineda Méndez

Rubén Leonardo Pineda Méndez became a GOJoven Fellow at age 25.  His professional experience includes working as an accountant and office manager for the Puerto Barrios office of Association Gente Nueva, a national non-profit organization focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Rubén participated in a Red Cross project focused on family planning and HIV prevention, replicating […]

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Marta Honoria Castillo Marta Honoria Castillo

Marta Honoria Castillo was 26 yearsold when she was selected as a GOJoven Fellow. Her professional experience includes working as a trainer in the Association of Garifuna Women of Guatemala.  In this capacity, she advocated for the rights and health of Garifuna people throughout the Izabal District.  Marta served for two years as President of the […]

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Blanca Estela Ical Bolóm Blanca Estela Ical Bolóm

Blanca Estela Ical Bolóm became a GOJoven Fellow at age 18.  She went to high school at the Mayan Educational Institution Ak Tenamit, Izabal where she focused on sustainable tourism. A dynamic, proactive, indigenous Queqchí woman, Blanca is seen as a leader within her community. She volunteered as a youth promoter in Ak Tenamit’s HIV […]

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