Walter Santos is the founder and frequent volunteer of BADCATS (Belize Adventure Culture and Technology). Walter has worked to improve the lives of at risk youth by teaching them survival skills through outdoor leadership training. He has worked extensively with youth to help them stop using drugs through setting up job placement and career counseling programs, and has experience educating young people on issues of environmental consciousness through his caving expeditions and in his training as a Divemaster. Through his studies as paramedic, Walter has also worked with US doctors providing medical care in rural Belizean villages. Walter is recognized and respected by youth as a role model committed to developing their leadership.
- 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....