Juan Caal Juan Caal

Juan Caal is a young Mayan leader from Toledo who was 19 years old when he became a GOJoven Fellow.  Juan has experience with the Toledo Mayan Women’s Council and has worked as a journalist for Plus TV.  Juan also demonstrates his dedication to community development through involvement in community clean-up campaigns and participation in […]

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Dorita Lisbey Dorita Lisbey

Dorita Lisbey was born in Benque Viejo and became a GOJoven Belize Fellow when she was 29 years old.  While living in the U.S., this youth leader attained her CNA certificate and worked as a nursing assistant for four years while also volunteering with a girl’s dance troupe. She also has experience working as a […]

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Adeliah Ishim Adeliah Ishim

Adeliah Ishim was 26 when she became a GOJoven Belize Fellow.  She is multi-lingual, speaking Maya Mopan in addition to Creole and English.  Adeliah has done work with the Toledo Maya Women’s Council in Punta Gorda to empower women and young girls through income-generating projects in jewelry-making, crafts, and sewing. During these group sessions, they […]

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Thomas Reyes Thomas Reyes

Thomas Reyes was born in Belize City, and has lived in Dangriga most of his life.  This motivated young fellow entered the GOJoven Belize program at the age of 19. Thomas is a graduate of DelilleAcademy, and his academic interests include Business and Tourism. He is also a member of the Youth Advocacy Movement, and […]

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Tasha Petillo Tasha Petillo

Tasha Petillo has assisted the organization Plenty Belize with its mission of “Working together for the people, communities, and environment of Toledo” as the accounts manager, business skills trainer, and as project manager. Her formal education includes an Associate’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, and several skills-building courses, including a certification course in “Community Development with Local […]

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Adolfo Cal Adolfo Cal

Adolfo Cal was 25 years old when selected to be part of the GOJoven Belize Program. Adolfo is from AguacateVillage, a remote community in the Toledo District, and speaks Ketchi Maya, as well as English and Creole. He is has served as a volunteer for Humana Child Aid Toledo, and in 2005, he graduated from […]

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Linston Mckenzie Linston Mckenzie

Linston Mckenzie was 27 when he became a GOJoven fellow.  Linston was born in Corozal and raised in Punta Gorda. This engaging youth advocate brings experience in different types of media; his professional experience includes working as the director of Toledo Exposure Documentary Film Company.  At the age of 23, Linston competed in Punta Gorda […]

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Anthony Martinez Anthony Martinez

Anthony Martinez, born in DangrigaTown, was 23 when he became a GOJoven Fellow.  This dynamic young leader received his Diploma from DelilleAcademy and his academic background is in Sociology.  He received certification in the areas of youth and leadership development, proposal writing and facilitation. He has also served as the Vice President of a youth […]

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Kylah Ciego Kylah Ciego

Kylah Ciego is a proud young mother whose eyes have been opened to the sexual and reproductive health needs of her community. She graduated from St. John’s College – Junior College (SJCJC) with an Associate’s Degree in Humanities (Literature and History), and her further academic pursuits included a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the […]

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Carmita Lemus Carmita Lemus

Carmita Lemus was 27 when she became a GOJoven fellow. This dedicated leader started volunteering at age 15 with Youth for the Future and National Aids Commission. Carmita has worked with the Cornerstone Foundation as Program Manager, and as an Educator at Belize Family Life Association in their behavior change program. Carmita acquired a Counseling Diploma […]

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