Juan Luis Lainez Mejia

Location: Honduras
Precinct Program: YLAI
Date(s): 2016

Juan Luis Laínez Mejia is completing his last year of medical school at the National Autonomous University of Honduras. He currently works on various medical research projects while participating in a university teacher-training program. He coordinates over 200 medical students completing their social service graduation requirements in communities throughout Honduras. Juan Luis founded a social enterprise called Voy por Honduras, whose mission is to organize groups of young professionals committed to making social change through creating volunteer opportunities for their peers and helping promote social work in underserved communities. The groups strive to create a culture of community service in order to build a more dignified and equitable society. Juan Luis believes the dreams of these young professionals are achievable and a good leader has the responsibility to help others turn their dreams into realities.

buildinggoodness1While in Charlottesville, Juan Luis is working with Building Goodness Foundation. BGF is a nonprofit construction organization. They connect skilled volunteers from the design and construction industries with high-impact nonprofit organizations in need of new or renovated space. BGF is based in Charlottesville, Virginia and has built projects with partners locally, in greater Virginia, Mississippi, Colorado, and abroad in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, and Nicaragua. BGF chooses partner projects that will produce high quality buildings and increase local NGO capacity, jobs and training for local residents, and transformational service. They collaborate with partners in alignment with five of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: poverty, health, education, economic development, and ecological sustainability.

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Juan Luis Laínez – YLAI Impact Story

Juan Luis Laínez is the Founder of Voy Por Honduras, an organization that connects young medical professionals with opportunities to volunteer in underserved communities in Honduras. Watch his YLAI story, in partnership with Fellowship host, Building Goodness Foundation.

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