Edgar Anival de Leon was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when he was 19-years old. This Q’eqch’i’ Mayan leader has worked for Grupo de Jovenes Jesus to prevent teen pregnancy by encouraging abstinence and healthy sexual behavior. He has participated in the leadership training activities of a Mayan cultural association and has volunteered with the HIV prevention and anti-discrimination projects of the local Red Cross. He is a passionate advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention, and is eager to study sexual and reproductive health and share this information with other youth in his rural community.
Posted in Guatemala 2008.