Martha is an indigenous bilingual leader, originally from Colotenango, Huehuetenango. She speaks both Spanish and Mam. Martha does field work for the NGO, Pop Noj, on the project, “Rural youth creating alternatives to emigration in Central America.” Through this project, she provides leadership workshops and strengths municipal youth commissions. One of the organizational goals is to create a Municipal Youth Affairs Office. Martha has training as a health promoter and an elementary school teacher. Her plans are to finish her “profesorado,” a specialized degree for secondary education, with a focus in pedagogy and social sciences. She was selected as a GOJoven Fellow when she was 24 years old.
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