Beula Nimene
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Beulah Nimene is an exceptional young Liberian, born unto the union of Mr. Joseph
Nimene and Mrs. Gertrude Nimene in the year 1999, February 26. Beulah started her
primary education at Maczat Academy, Gomboi District Accra, Ghana. At school, she
was heavily involve with school activities; debate, quizzing, arts just to name a few. With
all the activities she remained top of all her classes. Upon returning to Liberia in 2012,
she was enrolled at the St Michel catholic high school. Beulah leaves a mark of
excellence everywhere she goes. Being the first female to captain her schools debate
team and also best language art student of her school, her name is forever remembered
at the institution. Upon graduation in 2017, she delegated her time to volunteerism and
now serves as the assistant coordinator for the Liberia National Debate Championship
to Bong County, where she presently resides. She is passionate  about education, a
passion that drove her to starting a financial aid program for underprivileged Liberians in
2017. She believes that there is no such thing as too educated for the mind will
continuously hunger for knowledge. Below are few of her many achievements over the
years:

International Achievements:
2017: Liberia delegation to South Africa, Orate Africa debate Championships
2018: Liberia delegation to Croatia; World school debate championship.
International Sheroes forum, international acclaimed sheroe.
National Achievement and Awards
2013: Sunday school teacher and mentor, flames of glory chapel.
2014: Best language arts student, St Michael Catholic High School.
Best debater, St Michael Catholic High School.
2016-2017: Debate captain, St Michael Catholic School
TV show presenter, Youth and society.
Most eloquent Speaker, Liberia National Debate Championship

Speaker of the student council government, St Michael.
Sexy Like a book, 4 th place winner.
2018: Academy Excellent awards, National Research and development network
Assistant coordinator, Liberia National Debate Championship, Bong County
Poetry teacher, Educational empowerment Hub
Intern, Liberia Revenue Authority.
Volunteer, Youth for change Inc.
2019: Best Female Debater, Cuttington University Junior class award.

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John Massaquoi
Admin Assistant

John Massaquoi is a proficient writer and speaker of the English languish; Massaquoi is a passionate student of leadership, he is a change agent with professional expertise in speech-writing and debate; he is a regional coordinator of the Liberia National Debate Championship (LNDC), a program designed to nourish the intellect of students and instill civic consciousness into their psych. He is a certified debate adjudicator, and a student leader. At age14 he became the president of a children based non for profits christened as Active Kids Liberia Incorporated in the year 2010. Bro. Massaquoi is a community service provider and was certificated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for what they termed as his selfless service to his country, (Liberia). Massaquoi is a founding member of Students Organized to End Academic Corruption (SOAC), a student movement dedicated to extinguishing the culture of bribe and sex for grades in institutions of learning in post conflict Liberia. He volunteered with the Monrovia Young Men Christian Association as a peer educator for two years; brother Massaquoi is a social worker and ardent youth mentorship provider; he worked for a non for profits called Students Partnership Liberia Network (SPLINET), an (NGO) committed to providing social and academic services to young people, the organization is into providing education to students that centers on reproductive-health, self-esteem, and academic excellence. He now works with Youth For Change Incorporated as an Administrative Assistant, an NGO devoted to discovering, nurturing, availing and eventually launching potential leaders into their future.          

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Lisa B. Lomax
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Biography overview: Born on October 5, 2000, in Paynesville city, Montserrado county
into Mr Emmanuel Lomax and Mrs Kulah Scott, Lisa B Lomax is an accredited scholar,
intellectually inclined and discipline. She spent most of her early childhood life in Congo
town, Montserrado County attending the Levi C. Williams School where she acquired
her early childhood education. In 2006, she enrolled at the Joseph Jenkins Roberts
United Methodist School where she stayed until graduate. 
At Joseph Jenkins Roberts United Methodist School, Lisa was esteem among many
brilliant students for her academic performance in her curriculum activities and extra
curriculum activities such as; debate, essay writings and public speeches.
During her stayed in Joseph Jenkins Roberts United Methodist School, she earned the
below Awards listed below:
2006:
Child broadcaster at the Unmil radio
2011:
Best academic performer
2014:
Best academic performer
2015:
Most outstanding student 
Most creative student
2017:
1st winner
Nora Giddings Howe quizzing tournament
2018:
Most eloquent speaker
Liberia National debate championship
2018: 
2nd winner

Liberia National debate championship.

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Nathan N. Gbelee
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Nathan N. Gbelee is a passionate and optimistic Liberian with so much to offer this
generation and beyond.
He is 22 years of age, and a 2015-2016 graduate of the Salvation Army Len Millar High
school where he was awarded as the best debater ever after winning the 2015 National
High Schools Debate Championship as captain.
He is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Educational Initiative of Liberia SEIL Inc... a
newly registered NGO seeking to build Liberia through sustainable education in
acquiescence to goal 4 of the SDGs.
He is also the freshman class president of the African Methodist Episcopal University
(AMEU).
He volunteers with Youth for Change Inc... and served as coordinator of Bong County in the
just ended Nationwide high schools debate.
He is also the program officer of the National Children and Youth Advisory Board (NCYAB),
an illustrious child rights advocacy group.
In December of 2017 he captained the Liberia national debate team 2 at the trans-national
Orate Africa Debate Championship in South Africa winning the most outstanding team, and
best west African delegation. In search of added knowledge to change society, in April of
2018, he again represented Liberia in Ghana for three weeks studying civic leadership at
the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI Cohort 10) a USAID sponsored program, and
won the YALI PITCHING AWARD as a member of the best group.
Nathan N. Gbelee as a program officer of the National Children and Youth Advisory Board
of Liberia in May of 2018 represented Liberia at the West and Central Africa Regional
Youth forum in Senegal thus joining other passionate advocates to create a new plan of
action geared towards decimating all forms of violence against Children in Africa.
He is also a media personality. He obtained two certificates of participation in the
International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) while in High school from the Press
Union of Liberia and now presents the Youth Media Education Program on radio Maria
formerly Radio VERITAS fm 97.9.
He is the host of Youth and Society, a TV show on Light TV and Satcon channel 2; a platform
use to disseminate post electoral non violence messages and good citizenship to young
people especially first time voters before Liberia's general and presidential elections.
He remains a staunch change maker, innovator and an energetic young leader who believes
in being the change he needs.

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Moses T. Quenneh
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Born on the 20 th day of January 1997 and raised in Gbarnga, the capital city of Bong
County in Center Liberia, Moses Titus Quenneh started and completed his kindergarten
and elementary education at the Triumph of God International School System on
Caldwell Road, Bushrod Island. He successfully completed his secondary academic/
highest level of high school sojourn with honour as the valedictorian of the graduating
class and the entire school in 2016 at the St. Philip’s Ecumenical High School in Snow
Hill, Gardnersville, Montserrado County Liberia. At St. Philip’s Ecumenical High School,
Moses T. Quenneh served as the Press Club coordinator, School’s quizzing Team
captain, Debate Team Captain and was later elected as the president of the student
council government, where he coordinated the affairs of over 700 students. Being so
passionate about youth advancement in education and building their minds
intellectually, upon his graduation from high school, Moses and the team of three
established the Association for the Advancement of Education Initiatives (AAEL-
LIBERIA) where he is serving as the Public relations Officer (as volunteer). He is the
coordinator/ president (a volunteer) of cohort I at the Liberia Valedictorian Network
(LIVAN), a project of Educate the NextGen (ETN) (where he’s serving as National
Student Representative) to recognize valedictorians in Liberia, certificate them,
congregate them into cohort and provide space for them to obtain higher education both
locally and internationally.
Moses T. Quenneh is a member of the national debate team of the Republic of Liberia,
a public speaker, researcher, an education activist and an alumnus of the 22 nd Session
of the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York City, USA. Moses along with others
youth group organized the International Youth Day 2018 Program in Liberia that was
strategically aimed at making awareness on how Safe Spaces for youth in all sectors of
society can be created that youth groups be afforded equal opportunity to make their
contributions visible to our communities. He is one of the Local Coordinator for the
International Men’s Day celebration in Liberia.
He is a volunteer at Youth for Change, Inc. (The organizer of the Liberia National
Debate Championship) serving as the National Program Assistant and the Director of
Research & Scholarships. He is also the National Coordinator of the Educational
Empowerment Hub (E-Hub), a project established by Youth for Change, Inc to inculcate
and expose the minds of students to extra- curriculum activities such as Debate, Public

Speaking, Poetry, Advocacy, Service Learning, Subject To Citizen’s concept (S2C),
etcetera… during the vacation period. He is a volunteer and member of the YMCA of
Liberia, a volunteer at Kids Care Liberia and the Program Director at Students
Organized To End Academic Corruption (SOAC-Liberia).

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Fadilla Ann Shaibani
Mentee

Parents
Jacqueline McCritty(Mother) 
Muthana Aziz Shaibani(Father)*Deceased 
Nationality: Liberian 
County of origin: Grand Bassa 

National achievement:
Certified by Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Former president of the Republic of Liberia)
as one of the best female students with average above 85.
Most Eloquent Speaker of the Liberia National Debate Competition 2016.
Captain of the J.W Harris Debate Team
Currently Serving as Assistant Administrative officer at Better Understanding For A
Better Liberia, and Communication director at The Sustainable Educational Initiative
Liberia. 

International achievements

2017 : Liberia national debate team representative
Orate Africa championships
Randfontein, South Africa
2018 : Liberia’s representative
Global action first model United Nations conference
Rome, Italy
2018 A Delegate to the Orate Africa Debate Championship, this
December

Debater
2017- Present : USAID, Development matters
US embassy, Liberia

2016- Present : Volunteer
Youth for change Inc.

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Yonben A. Wilsitoe
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Born unto the union of Rev.Dr. wallah s.wilsitoe and Mrs Balor wilsitoe on 6 th july 2000.
Youben A. wilsitoe is a humble and intellectual young lady. She started her primary
education in 2003 at the 2 nd Sarah Barclay School in Montserrado county where she
made a tremendous impact both academically and disciplinary wise that exist till this
day. Youben completed her secondary education at Ricks institute; a prestigious
institution in Liberia. While at Ricks, Miss Wilsitoe devoted her time to helping other
young people overcome academic challenges and becoming the better versions of
themselves. Miss Wilsitoe currently devotes her time to volunteerism and humanitarian
work. When asked what drives her to do what she does, Miss. Wilsitoe said “I believe in
being the change I want to see and impacting other young people’s live accomplish that
vision” “I also believe life is not for self, but for others”. Below are few of Miss. wilsitoe’s
achievements over her few years of existence

International achievements

2017 : Liberia national debate team representative
Orate Africa championships
Randfontein, South Africa
2018 : Liberia’s representative
Global action first model United Nations conference
Rome, Italy
2018 : Liberia National debate team
World schools debate championships
Zagreb, Croatia
National achievement

2014 -2016 : Captain
Ricks Institute debate team

2014-2018 : Ricks volunteer
Ricks institute volunteerism team

2015- 2016 : Most eloquent speaker
Liberia national high school debate championships
2017- : Director of children’s affairs
Education for Girls initiative (EGI)
Local NGO
2017- : member
Let’s save Humanity Liberia (LSHL)
Local NGO

Debater
2017- : USAID, Development matters
US embassy, Liberia

2016- : Volunteer
Youth for change Inc.

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Mohammed C. Jalloh
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Mohammed Cheto Jalloh 
Is an academician, writer and Child right advocate.
He's a Liberian by nationality
And graduated from the Monrovia College and Industrial training School.

He's now studying Public administration and Sociology at the African Methodist Episcopal University(AMEU) at camp Johnson road Monrovia,Liberia..

Mohammed Cheto Jalloh is very passionate about his education and advocacy for children whose rights are violated in a daily basis; as such, he has developed a way of expressing himself through poetry, advocacy and articles..

Moreover, he served the Montserrado County Children's Forum/ Parliament from 2014-2019 as Co-chairman.

Currently Mohammed Cheto Jalloh is a volunteer of Youth For Change Inc. 
An institution that is meant for mentoring young leaders of this generation so that tomorrow they can deliver positively in society..

Because of the mentorship gained from this institution, he's now providing his voluntary service to a community school through teaching.

Mohammed Cheto Jalloh main goal is to see a Liberia and Africa at large free from Sexual Gender base violence and all other forms of violence..

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John S. Singbae,II
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Born on November 20, 1997, in Kakata City, Margibi County to the
Union of Rev. J.Saylay Singbae and Mot. Fatu D. Singbae, John Saylay Singbae, II is an
acclaimed scholar, intellectual and a humble stalwart. He spent most of his early childhood life
in Kakata, Margibi County attending the St. Christopher Catholic School where he acquired his
kindergarten Education, and early junior high Education. In 2011, he moved to Robert field
Highway, Montserrado County to continue his secondary education with his father. In
Montserrado, he enrolled at the Bethesda Christian Mission School until graduation. At Bethesda
Mission, John was admired among many other brilliant students for his skills in Debate, Public
speaking and Quizzing.
During and after his stay in Bethesda, he has earned the below National and International
Awards shown below:
International Awards:
2017: Captain, Liberia Team#1
Most Outstanding Team
Orate Africa Championship
Randfontein, South Africa
2018: Captain, Liberia National Team
World Schools Debate Championship
Zagreb, Croatia

2018: Certified International Adjudicator
Orate Africa Trust
Gaborone, Botswana, Africa

National Achievements:
2018 : National Debate Supervisor
Liberia National Debate Championship
Youth For Change Inc.

2018 : National Academic Excellence Award
Liberia Research and Development Network

2018 : Debate and Public Speaking Lecturer
Education Empowerment Hub
Youth for Change Inc
2016/2017: Most Valuable Player (MVP)
Liberia National Debate Championship
2016/2017: Best Liberian History Student Award
Liberia Valedictorian Network
2016/2017: Graduating Class Dux
Bethesda Christian Mission School
2016/2017: National Valedictorian Award
Liberia Valedictorian Network
2017/2018: National Academic Excellence Award
Liberia Research and Development Network

2016/2017: 1 st Winner
Liberia National High School Debate
2016/2017: 1 st Winner
Liberia Extractive Industry Initiative
Debate Championship
2016/2017: Captain
Inter-communities Quizzing Competition
Voa Community
2016/2017: Recipient
Award of Excellence
2017 : Debater
USAID, Development Matters platform

US Embassy

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Rapheka Y. Targbwe
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Born on July 25, 2001 unto the union of Mr. Francis R. Targbwe and Mrs. Victoria D.
Targbwe, Rapheka is a very passionate and ambitious young lady. She started her primary
education in 2004 at the Wilson Daycare Kindergarten School in Gardnersville,
Monsterrado County and later enrolled at the St. Pius X Catholic School in Firestone,
Margibi County where she proved her academic excellence which are still remembered till
today. To further her secondary education, Rapheka enrolled at the Firestone Liberia
Senior High School which is recognized as one of the best institutions of higher learning in
Liberia. As a student of this institution, Rapheka devoted much of her time to her studies
and motivating her colleagues to conquer their fears academically and morally; thereby
enabling them to discover their true purpose and potential in life. Miss Targbwe believes so
much in self-determination and self-motivation because she feels that with those two
things in mind, a person can break all limitations and even conquer the world if he/she
wants to, regardless of how many times they fail. Therefore, she lives by her philosophy
which states, “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Determination and motivation are the driving forces behind a person’s success story,
Rapheka always says. Below are few of her achievements:

International Achievement
2018: Liberia’s Representative
United Nations Youth Assembly New York City, United States of America

National Achievement
2014-2018: Assistant Coordinator
The Children’s Dialogue
2015-2016: Assistant Editor-in-Chief/ Student Affairs Reporter
Firestone Liberia Senior High School Press Club
2016-2017: Editor-in-Chief/Motivational Speaker
Firestone Liberia Senior High School Press Club
2018 : Lead Presenter
Firestone Liberia Senior High School Debate Club
2018 : One of the Eloquent Speakers
Liberia National Debate Championship
2018 : Volunteer
Youth for Change Inc

Academic Achievements
Principal Awards granted for writing the School Ode 2016/2017
Highest Average Girl 2015/2016, Average: 90.5
Valedictorian, Graduating Class 2017/ 2018, Average: 91.8

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Martin M.N. Forkpah
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Born unto the union of Mr. Roland P. Forkpah and Mrs. Sarina M. Forkpah on September 1,
1998, Martin M. N. Forkpah is a demure and intellectual gentleman. He began his primary
education in 2004 at the School of Christ International in Margibi County, where he
exhibited splendid attributes of a leader even in his childhood. He continued and completed
his primary education at Division 16 Elementary and Junior High School, where his
academic and disciplinary impacts still resonate in the corridor of the school. Martin, in
2015, extended this legacy to the Firestone Senior High, an accredited institution which has
won several Golden Image Awards for academic excellence in Liberia, from where he
graduated with honor. While in high school, Mr. Forkpah got engaged in several activities
including press club, debate, and high school tutorial classes in order to help other students
discover what they’re made of. His philosophy is,“ A change in one person is a step towards
saving an ecosystem.” As such he believes that collectively, we can make the world better.
Listed below are some of Martin’s achievements during the score of his life:

Academic achievements
2015: Valedictorian& President
Division 16 Elem & Jr. High school

2015 – 2018: Press Club Member
Firestone Senior High School

2018: Debate Team Captain
Firestone Senior High School

2018: Salutatorian
Firestone Senior High School
(Ave. 90.9%)

National achievements
2018: Most Valuable Player (MVP)
Liberia National Debate Championship (YOC Inc.)

2018: Liberia National Debate Team (YOC Inc.)

Other achievements
2014 – 2018: General Youth Secretary
Division 16 Community

2015 – 2018: General Youth Secretary
Church of Pentecost, Division 16 Assembly

2018 : Volunteer
Youth for Change Inc. (YOC Inc.)

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S. Morris Massalay
Mentee

About Sedeke Abubakar Morris Massalay:
Born on July 24 th 1992 in Sinkor, Monrovia unto the blessed union of Mr. Musa Morris Massalay and
Mrs. Makanfee Matenneh Massalay, his Royal Highness Sedeke Abubakar Morris Massalay is a
progressive Liberian youth whose life is dedicated to positively impacting his generation through social
impact community services. Massalay is a decorated youth and student’s leader, illustrious intellectual
and a dependable advocate for social-justice and economic freedom.
Having graduated honorably from the Apostolic Foundation High School in 2016 where he underwent
his secondary Studies, Massalay Secured Admission into the Prestigious African Methodist Episcopal
University In 2017 where he is currently studding financial literacy (Accounting) with emphasis in
Economics. Massalay became a national figure in 2016 when he emerged as the only male student who
made it up for the prestigious eloquent student distinction of the Devine Event Management and
Consultancy Int’l debate competition. Morris is 2018 alumni of the Millennium campus Fellowship a
United Nations Academic Impact Project Global Youth Development Program implemented by
Millennium Campus Network and a lead change agent pressing for the achievement of the SDG Goals in
Liberia.
Sedeke is the former captain and lead speaker of The Apostolic Foundation High School debate team,
lead speaker of the AME University Debate team and now outstanding member Of Liberia National
Debate Team. The recipient of several academic and intellectual awards, Massalay was named as the
most valuable debater/Public Speaker in Montserrado County Electoral District #9 Republic Of Liberia
2016 MONSU Debate Competition, Eloquent Speaker, National High School Debate Competition, 2016
and awarding winning president of the Apostolic Foundation High Student Council Government, 2016.
Former and current secretary General of the AME University freshman and sophomore classes
respectively. A future cooperate lawyer, diplomat and politician, Striving for a better version of himself
all days while working to improve those around him is what keeps SM Massalay motivated. Meet the
progressive young personality in Sedeke Abubakar Morris Massalay.

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