Sara Beatriz Martínez Rios Sara Beatriz Martínez Rios

Sara 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 transitioned to become the president and legal representative of the organization. Sara also works as […]

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Juan Pablo Escalante Juan Pablo Escalante

Juan was working as a volunteer for the Office of Youth, Adolescent, and Childhood Affairs in the municipality of Aguacatan, Huehuetenango (COMNAJUA) when he was selected as Fellow. In this position, Juan facilitated workshops on different issues such as sexual and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, and family planning. This young leader was president of […]

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Jorge Luis López Jorge Luis López

Jorge was 24 years old and had more than five years of experience working with the NGO, Teen Challenge Association Huehuetenango (ASDEJUVEH) when he was selected as a GOJoven Fellow in 2011. His long term goal is to continue his studies to obtain a doctorate degree. In addition to being a sales advisor, Jorge has […]

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Martha Morales Martha Morales

Martha is an indigenous bilingual leader, originally from Colotenango, Huehuetenango. She speaks both Spanish and Mam. Martha does field work for the NGO, Pop Noj, on the project, “Rural youth creating alternatives to emigration in Central America.” Through this project, she provides leadership workshops and strengths municipal youth commissions. One of the organizational goals is […]

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Maria Hermitania Alva Maria Hermitania Alva

Maria was working as a volunteer in the Municipal Women’s Affairs Office in Chiantla, Huehuetenango when she became a Fellow. In this position, she worked to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health rights and literacy in her community. She has also participated in the organization “Mother Jungle” (Madre Selva) as facilitator of a workshop called […]

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