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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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..
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
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
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.)
S. Morris Massalay
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.