Octaciano (Chano) Benegas Galeas was 22 years old when he became a GOJoven fellow, and is a creative and dedicated leader from Tocoa. Chano’s educational background includes Business Administration and Management and Social Development. He has also been involved in numerous social projects in Tocoa, including a student environmental group organized by the International Municipal Environmentalists, and designing and implementing a housing program for the elderly and working with Medicos del Mundo (World Doctors). His work as an environmental leader has inspired him to work with other young people in Sexual and Reproductive Health issues, particularly in HIV prevention. His dream is to establish a youth center where he can offer emotional and psychological support to youth who are dealing with these difficult issues in their families.
- Lidia Esther Hoil PootLidia is a young indigenous leader who speaks Maya and Spanish, is deeply attached to her culture, and wishes to work for the betterment of women in her community. She has participated in trainings about youth leadership provided by the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples....