“I believe in self-sustainable things. We don’t need donations; we need investments. We don’t need pity; we need friends.” ~Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes
Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes started Los Patojos (LP) in his parent’s house and grew it into a community center and school educating over 300 students. He’s now building an innovative campus with incubation labs, horticulture programs, culinary arts, and more. Hear how he’s shaping the future of Guatemala’s children by applying a holistic lens to everything LP does, battling brain-drain, and designing LP to be financially self-sustaining so he can open over 100 schools and change Guatemala. (Biography courtesy of SXS EDU 2018)
KIS is incredibly thankful to have Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes as the Keynote Speaker for the KORCOS International Educators’ Conference 2019 (IEC19). His story of Love, Hope and Action that is changing the lives of Guatemala’s youth is powerful and inspirational. To read and hear more about Juan Pablo’s story, visit CNN Hero, SXS EDU 2018, and JustWorld, just a few of the many platforms where his story can be found.