Shantel Idolly Jacobs
Shantel is a young woman with the drive and dedication to make her community a better place. She was born in Dangriga but has resided in Belmopan for the past 18 years. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business Science at the University of Belize and works at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, serving as Support Staff in the Road Safety Project Management Unit. Her energy and enthusiasm for dealing with young people is exceptional. She is a youth leader and a member of Belizean Youth 4 Road Safety, where she imparts knowledge and skills regarding road safety measures to her peers. She is also a member of the Belmopan Rotaract Club, a youth program created by Rotary International, and a group she loves volunteering for because it allows her to give back to her community. Shantel’s drive for creating positive growth in her community is the central pillar of her work, and is why she believes that provision of volunteer service can make such a positive contribution to Belizean society.