Juan was working as a volunteer for the Office of Youth, Adolescent, and Childhood Affairs in the municipality of Aguacatan, Huehuetenango (COMNAJUA) when he was selected as Fellow. In this position, Juan facilitated workshops on different issues such as sexual and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, and family planning. This young leader was president of the Board of Directors for a Catholic youth group and coordinator of the group, “Youth Connection” in Aguacatan. Juan is trained as an intercultural, bilingual elementary school teacher. He hopes to teach classes to children and adolescents, and incorporate sexual and reproductive health topics in the curriculum. Juan was 20 years old when he was selected as a GOJoven Fellow.
- 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 ...