Congratulations to Luis José Correa and Areli Sanchez (both from the 2011 Quintana Roo team) whose projects were selected by Ashoka-Avancemos and MTV Latinoamérica for the campaign Jóvenes Agentes de Cambio: Toma la Iniciativa frente al VIH/SIDA (Youth Changemakers: Taking Initiative against HIV/AIDS). The campaign seeks to identify and recognize innovative youth with real solutions focusing on educating, preventing, and combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Latin America.
Luis José’s project, Úsalo!!!! Así de fácil (Use it! It’s easy) seeks to “contribute to a reduction in new HIV and other sexually transmitted infection (STI) cases through comprehensive sex education among youth ages 15 to 19 in rural areas of the Benito Juárez municipality of Quintana Roo.”
Areli’s project, Prevenir con educación (Prevent Through Education) seeks to “use media and social networks to highlight the demands of adolescents and young people around HIV in order to encourage stakeholders to contribute to the fulfillment of the agreements signed by the Secretary of Health and to ensure friendly access to sexual and reproductive health in Quintana Roo. ”
We are very proud of all our fellows who are tremendously energetic and committed to sexual and reproductive health in the region. Congratulations!!!