María Ursula Fernandez is an auxiliary nurse who focuses her work on preventing teenage pregnancies through use of contraception. María Ursula’s specialization is Public Health, and her vision for the future is to create a space within the health center where both girls and boys can obtain information about adolescent sexual and reproductive health to prevent the high rate of teenage pregnancies. María says that “the most important quality of a leader is to be responsible,” and she considers herself to be a very responsible young person. She was 23 years old when she was selected to be a GOJoven Fellow.
Yordin was 19 years old when he was selected as a GOJoven Fellow. He has worked as a volunteer coordinator at the Colinas Area Development Association (ADACOL) and as a secretary for the Youth Municipal Committee. He also worked as a volunteer with the Catholic Church and the Santa Cruz Colinas Library, where he hosts a reading circle for children. Yordin says, “I enjoy teaching and training and am passionate about working with young people.” His passion stands out in his volunteer work to improve his village, the library, the youth ministry and ADACOL. Yordin completed a his Bachelor’s degree in sciences and art, and in the future he wants to work in an organization to improve his community, focusing on sexual and reproductive health issues and working with youth. Currently, he works as an Integral Technician at Comisión de Acción Social Menorita (CAMS).
Lourdes Nohemy Enamorado Ramirez has served as the director of the Environmental Unit of the Municipality of Santa Bárbara and has worked as a volunteer for an organization called ANEDH (Asociación Nacional de Exbecarios para el Desarrollo de Honduras) to provide environmental education camps. In this position, she has collaborated with health clinics, health committees, youth organizations, and educational centers. Nohemy graduated with a high school degree in social promotion, and wants to continue coordinating projects with youth that improve conditions for youth in her Municipality, among these conditions, their sexual and reproductive health. Nohemy was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 22 years old.