MEET OUR TEAM

Dulce Banegas

Dulce Banegas
Director

Dulce is a founding board member and was the secretary of the board for the first four years of Youth for Honduras existents. She was a youth leader at Orphanage Emmanuel, working on the Youth Community and Transition Project back in 2014, where she worked with the transition of the nearly 200 youth at the orphanage. Dulce has a law degree, and her passion for working with the most vulnerable in society has driven her to start the I Exist Initiative that helps children and youth from children’s homes all over Honduras that don’t have their birth certificates to get registered. The I Exist Initiative is now an incorporated part of Youth for Honduras.
Dulce’s experience from working at a children’s home and working with the child protection system gives her great knowledge and insight into the difficult tasks that youth face when transitioning from children’s homes to an independent life out in society.

Andreas Daugaard

Andreas Daugaard
Organization Development Director

Andreas holds a Master of Laws from Copenhagen University. He first came to Honduras in 2014 as a youth leader on the Youth Community and Transition Project at Orphanage Emmanuel, where he fell in love with the country and Dulce, to whom he is now married. He has played an active part in the Danish/Honduran Timoteos project that works with the mentorship of youth transitioning out of children’s homes in Honduras.
Andreas has a great passion for the rights of the people and has worked for the Danish Ministry of Justice, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, and the Association for a more Just Society, which works to fight corruption and violence in Honduras.
In Youth for Honduras, Andreas works with fundraising, international projects, and program development.

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Karla Aguilar

Karla has a teaching degree and has many years of experience working with youth in the public school system and worked for 4 years at one of the biggest children's homes, Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras where she was teaching transition to the 200 youth at campus. Karla is the author of our Formation for Life program which she teaches children's homes and organizations to use with their youth for preparing them for an independent life out in society. Karla also works as a contact person for several youth in our Transition Honduras program as well as being in charge of a series of workshops for youth in transition.

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Edward Galeas

Edward has a degree in psychology and has many years of experience with youth work through UJBH where he as well is coordinating their mentorship program for youth transitioning out of children's homes. Edward is the educational coordinator and is in charge of all that has to do with scholarships, education, and not at least our Formation for Life program out at the children's homes where he is the coordinator for students coming into our organization to do their last internship out at one of the many Honduran children's homes through our organization before graduating.

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Jenny Osorto

Jenny has a degree in social work and has worked the last 10 years at one of the smaller children's homes just outside of Tegucigalpa. Jenny's many years of experience working at a children's home is given a great inside on how we can better support the homes. Jenny is working closely together with Edward in the Formation for Life program for university students coming to our organization to do their last internship out at one of the many Honduran children's homes through our organization before graduating.

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Carla Aguilar

Carla holds a law degree and has always expressed interest on topics related to human rights, especially the rights of children. She has written and co-written multiple articles for the blog of Mexico's Supreme Court and the Mundosur magazine in which she tackles topics on child marriage and unaccompanied minor migrants. She has completed multiple internships in national courts and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She has participated as a volunteer in the Latin-American Network of Professional Women in Pro of Human Rights. At Youth for Honduras, she works as an assistant lawyer, currently working on the I Exist Initiative.