Ana Yris Guzman
Ana Yris Guzman co-founded Nuestra Escuela (Our School) with her husband, Justo Méndez Arámburu, in 2000. (They also promoted the model in Shule Yetu, the headquarters of Nuestra Escuela in Africa.) Nuestra Escuela includes democratic practices in which students learn the political process. Ana is also the president of the Board of Directors of the Una Sola Voz Movement, an organization that brings together community service groups.
She’s on the IDEA Board of Directors and Global Board of Aflatoun International. Over the past 19 years, Ana’s commitment to creating life-changing opportunities has impacted the lives of thousands of children and youth in Latin America and on five continents.