What is “el Patojismo”?
Juan Pablo Romero
Guatemalan teacher, at the age of 23, turned part of his family house into a community center. He began tutoring and mentoring to children groups. Currently this program offers free classes, tutoring, food and medical care at low cost. His organization “Los Patojos” has helped more than 1,000 children.
The Paulo Freire Cultural Action Institute operates in the same center, where leadership seminars are held to teach children about social, political and cultural issues. In 2014 Juan Pablo was nominated and named part of the Top Ten of CNN HEROES for his contribution to the education and training of children in Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez. Actualy, Juan Pablo works as a columnist for Diario Digital, Nómada and Brújula.