Octaciano (Chano) Benegas Galeas Octaciano (Chano) Benegas Galeas

Octaciano (Chano) was 22 years old when he became a GOJoven fellow. He was a very dedicated and creative young leader from the town of Tocoa on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. Chano’s educational background included Business Administration and Management and Social Development. He actively participated in numerous social projects in Tocoa, including a student environmental group organized […]

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Dayana Sarahi Mondragón Hernandez Dayana Sarahi Mondragón Hernandez

Dayana Sarahi Mondragón Hernandez, selected at age 18, has been a member of the political youth group “Nationalist Youth of Trujillo” and has organized sports tournaments for over 500 adolescents as an alternative to using drugs and violence. Dayana is an extremely dynamic and visionary young woman, experienced in mobilizing and inspiring large numbers of […]

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Bessy Lorena Merino Duarte Bessy Lorena Merino Duarte

Bessy Lorena Merino Duarte, selected at age 26, has worked as a middle school teacher and also has experience participating in and leading outdoor educational leadership trainings. She graduated as a Facilitator of Outdoor Activities with a focus on leadership, group work, environmental education, risk management, and extreme sports from the Asociación Nacional de Exbecarios […]

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Ivonne Elena Miranda Card Ivonne Elena Miranda Card

Ivonne Elena Miranda Card was 25 years old when she became a GOJoven Fellow. Ivonne, a Garifuna woman, graduated with a BA in Psychology at the Universidad Católica de Honduras Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz in La Ceiba, Honduras in 2007, and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Education from the Catholic […]

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Edwin Dolmo Edwin Dolmo

Edwin Dolmo is a Garifuna community leader who has worked as an HIV/AIDS educator, and who also has extensive experience working in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and human rights through youth theatre and training. He has experience as a news reporter for local television and radio programs, has a degree in primary school education […]

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