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.
Juan Pablo Escalante
Posted in Guatemala 2011.