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Meet Plan International Global Youth Advisory Panel (GYAP) member Nancy, aged 19, from Guatemala.

Global Youth Advisory Panel member Nancy
Global Youth Advisory Panel member Nancy.

What are you passionate about?

I am very fun, studious and sociable and I like to support my family members with the housework and farm work. 

I take part in a local radio programme called ‘The Light of Children’ where my peers and I talk about topics that are important to us. I also invite young people to participate in community awareness activities on children’s rights.

What do you enjoy about being on GYAP?

I enjoy having a meaningful opportunity to know and share experiences with other members of the Youth Advisory Panel.

In particular, I like to propose constructive ideas for the active participation of children, adolescents and young people.

Why is GYAP important?

It helps young people realise that they have the power to influence people, propose changes and exercise their rights. Having young people involved in decision-making will strengthen democracy from local to international level. It means that young people can be protagonists of their own development and agents of change.