Sandra Jimenez Loza

At age 14, Sandra Jimenez Loza was already a longtime advocate for young people and people living with disabilities when she wrote a book entitled, If I can, why can’t you?. Since then she has been a tireless activist around children’s rights and become an accomplished filmmaker.
A Mexican national, Sandra has worked with organizations like UNICEF (she is currently on its advisory board in Mexico) and the Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED).
Sandra now heads her own video production company, which has to its credit a documentary about handicapped people that won the Zanate Award for best documentary. She is working with the Ministry of health on a program entitled Sigamos aprendiendo en los hospitales (Let´s keep learning at hospitals), for handicapped and ill children who face long-term hospitalization.

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