Fanny Martinez was selected as a GOJoven Fellow at age 23. As a Community Nurse’s Aide at the Bella Vista Health Center, Fanny visited clients and prepared and implemented projects for youth groups in Bella Vista and surrounding villages. Given the high prevalence of HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections in the area, she has prioritized prevention in her outreach to youth and commercial sex workers, and urges both youth and adults to use condoms correctly in order to prevent HIV/STIs. She also has experience working with local schools and churches to ensure that young people become more knowledgeable about pregnancy prevention and sexual and reproductive health.
- 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 ...