Hugo Paez Padró, 2019 GALATTI AWARD
For over fifty years, Hugo has been a part of AFS as an active volunteer and leader for the Mendoza chapter in AFS Argentina & Uruguay. Over time, he has been supporting teenagers during their exchange programs, leading AFS activities in local communities, and strategically directing the organization as its board member in two terms.
He has strengthened AFS’s work with schools and educators, and promoted active global citizenship across all AFS programs. Hugo’s humble and inspiring personality has made him a mentor for younger volunteer generations, and a regular motivational speaker in AFS activities. Hugo studied abroad with AFS in 1966, participating in the high school abroad program in the USA.