Magdalena Claudia Salazar, 19 years old, has been a member of the Environmental Youth Brigade in Goyena for 2 years.
Claudia is a dynamic active youth from Goyena, currently in her 3rd year of high school. This young student was previously in NHLSCP’s Afterschool Program and is now a member of the Youth Brigade. Claudia left school for a while due to economic problems in her family and had to work to support them. Currently she is suffering from an illness in her eyes called photophobia, which has somewhat limited in their studies as it gives her headaches and irritates her eyes when reading. But at age 19, she is still struggling to keep learning and get to college, and her goal is to study agronomy and to cultivate the land owned by her family.
Currently Claudia receives a stipend (supported by Temple Emanuel), which allows her to continue her studies. Claudia, at her young age, is already an example of perseverance and leadership to many young people in her community. Like her, they also dream of reaching college.