Saira Gutierrez became a GOJoven Fellow at age 24 when she worked as a teacher and vice principal at a primary school in Bella Vista, a poor English-speaking village created to house Central American immigrants working on the banana plantations. Under Saira’s direction, school staff provided workshops on sexual and reproductive health to students for the first time ever. Saira also has experience as the principal of Fabian Cayetano Roman Catholic School, and has provided workshops on sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention with the Bella Vista Catholic youth group. She is a role model and informal counselor to the youth in her community, who face many health and development challenges.
- Erick Gabriel Chox LópezErick Gabriel Chox López was 27-years old when he became a GOJoven Fellow. His professional experience includes coordinating an HIV project at the Association for Youth and Cultural Development of Cantel, Quetzaltenango. Erick began his work in youth development in 1998 with the creation of a youth...