Wantoe Teah Wantoe
Wantoe Teah Wantoe is a 24-year-old Liberian activist and the co-founder of the Youth Leader for Global Change and the African Diaspora Youth Network.
In 2019, he received the Diana Award for his role in spreading awareness and information during the height of the Ebola crisis through television, radio, blog, vlogs, and films. He also participated in the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps, designed to empower and train young people invested in their communities and eager to make a difference.
In 2018, he emerged out of 20 finalists selected from hundreds of submissions around the world as the winner of the Global Young Voices SDGs World Cup for his project on Environmental Preservation in Liberia.
In 2017, he was awarded the Friendship Ambassadors’ first scholarship recipient.
Currently, he is the Youth Representative of the Sisters of Charity Federation to the United Nations Department of Global Communication Civil Society Unit and the UN Working Group to End Homelessness.
He makes an impact through his work on children’s rights, promoting gender equality, mitigating climate change, and empowering students and his community to engage in the Sustainable Development Goals.
He currently double-major in Criminology and Public Policy in the honors program of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where he serves as the president of their student government.