Francys is originally from the municipality of Huehuetenango and was selected as a GOJoven Guatemala Fellow when he was 24 years old. He finished his university studies and obtained certification as a nurse and unversity technician. He considers himself a young leader of his community who seeks equality and gender equality, defending the rights of the people. Francys started getting involved as an social activist when he was 18, as a founding partner of a community base for LGBT rights in his municipality. He is currently a volunteer in several organizations that work on the subject of Sexual Health and Reproductive Health, STIs, HIV-Advanced HIV, Political Advocacy, and HIV-HIV Advanced. Because of his knowledge as a nurse and his participation in different spaces, he has been allowed to be part of two institutional boards that work on HIV-Advanced HIV.
- 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 ...