Beyan, 18, Liberia

Beyan was born in the slums of Konyamah, Guinea in 1996 during the Liberian civil war. He founded a youth led NGO, Youth Coalition for Education in Liberia, that is committed to building the capacity of young people, giving them the bravery and the platform to stand up and raise their voices for education. As a strong education advocate Beyan also works closely with the Office of the President, Republic of Liberia H.E Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Ministry of Education to execute education programs.