CAMY Fund announces renewal grantee partners for 2016

The Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) is pleased to announce its renewal grantee partners as part of Round 2 of our 2016 grantmaking.

This round contains stellar project leaders from high-impact organizations doing very important work around comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive rights in some very complicated contexts.

The recommendations for these grantees were made by our Advisory Committee, which expanded this year by several new members whose expertise and experience we are thankful to have.

Please join us in congratulating the following grantees on their selection:

In El Salvador:

Sara García, 30, will lead Agrupación Ciudadana por el Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y Eugenésico’s project in training members of the Alliance for Women’s Health and Lives to implement a comprehensive communication and advocacy strategy to generate support for favorable reproductive rights legislation and policy.

Keyla Eunice Cáceres De León, 24, will lead the project to be carried out by Jóvenes Voceras y Voceros por los Derechos Sexuales y los Derechos Reproductivos which will focus on strengthening the organization’s capacity, and individual youth members’ skills to carry out activism and advocacy to generate support for favorable reproductive rights legislation and policy.

In Honduras:

Angela Rovelo, 21, will lead the project to be carried out by Asociación GOJoven Honduras which aims to build support among public authorities at the state-level for the legalization of Emergency Contraception and to engage in advocacy with the ministries of health and education at the national-level.

Grecia Lozano, 23, is the leader for the Centro de Derechos de Mujeres’s project which will strengthen members of the We are Many Platform to implement a comprehensive communication and advocacy strategy to generate support for favorable reproductive rights legislation and policy.

Sara Tomé, 31 and Yosseline Valladares, 27 will co-lead Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Hondurasproject which seeks to increase favorable public opinion towards reproductive rights by developing the spokesperson skills of young marginalized women and involving them in the implementation of a public campaign.

Claudía Pavón, 21, will lead Organization for Youth Empowerment’s project which aims to institutionalize the Honduran government’s national comprehensive sexuality education curriculum in Basic Education Centers in El Progreso, Yoro.

In Guatemala:

Leslie Mejía, 29, will lead the project carried out by Asociación AMA to increase knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights topics among members of the organization and increase the didactic skills of primary school teachers in Southern Petén. Asociación AMA will also engage in local advocacy with the Ministry of Education and Health in Petén and at the national level.

The CAMY Fund believes in the capacity of each one of these project leaders, and the strength of their organizations, to achieve positive changes for girls and adolescents in their respective countries. Through tailored technical assistance strategies to be provided in-person and virtually, the CAMY Fund looks forward to working with project leaders to achieve our joint objectives in the coming year.