José Luis Cacao was 27 years-old when he was selected as a GOJoven Fellow. His professional experience includes working for the Mental Health Unit of the Alta Verapaz Heath Center and with youth in seven municipalities, providing training and coordinating activities related to SRH. This young leader, fluent in both Spanish and Quqchí, was elected by his community to be a representative on the Community Development Advisory Board (COCODE). Prior to taking on this elected post he was part of the COCODE’s board of directors. José’s hopes to establish an NGO focused on young victims of sexual and domestic violence in his community.
- Maria Manuela Garcia PúManuela Garcia Pú became a GOJoven Fellow at age 28. As a Mayan woman, Manuela worked within ASECSA’s advocacy program focusing on gender policy and advocacy, both at the national level and within the organization. Prior to coming to ASECSA, she trained young Mayan women who work as domestic servant...