Luís Joel Rivera Perdomo, selected as a GOJoven Fellow at age 22, had extensive experience in popular theatre. As an actor and theatre workshop teacher, Luis worked with the Tegucigalpa Theatre Workshop Association and the Cultural Association RIMAS, an organization that executes projects focused on the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Having toured throughout Honduras, the focus of his work was promoting popular theatre methodologies in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and giving voice to people living with HIV/AIDS. He worked with Garifuna communities on developing popular theatre productions and providing theatre training.
Luís passed away in July 2017. GOJoven honors his memory and life’s work with art, advocacy, and capacity-building to fight for the human rights of youth in Honduras and Mesoamerica.