Personality of the week is weekly program created by our team to highlight the leadership and contributions of individual that are making a positive impact in our community. This week POTW is Mohammed Donzo from Monrovia/Liberia. He was born unto the bless union of Mr. & Mrs. Donzo in Monrovia/Liberia.
Mohammed Donzo is one of Liberia`s most influential youth leaders and one of the youngest authors. He has worked on several youth initiatives ranging from Leadership seminars, Quizzing & Debate Tournaments, Teenage Pregnancy Awareness, and Students Mentorship Program amongst others.
He graduated from the B. W. Harris Episcopal High School as the President of the Student Government and as Valedictorian of the graduating class. He served as Amnesty International`s Write For Rights Campaign Organizer in Liberia in 2014 and was interviewed for his bravery in organizing the campaign amidst the Ebola Outbreaks. As the Global Youth For Road Safety`s Liberia Chapter head, he lead the successful implementation of the Global Road Safety Week in Liberia which culminated with the Presentation of the UN Secretary General Road Safety Declaration to Stakeholders in Liberia, the presentation of the proposal to establish the National Road Safety Commission in Liberia amongst other activities.
He has lead two peaceful student protests in support of better education in Liberia and has met the Education Minister and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia on behalf of the students of Liberia to discuss the Education Sector and recommended ways for improvement. During the Ebola Outbreaks in Liberia, he played a crucial road in mobilizing community organizations and youths to raise awareness about the Ebola Outbreaks and served as one of the 8 facilitators of the Coalition of Youth Organizations Against Ebola in Liberia. He also volunteered as Voters Identification Officer during the heated Senatorial Elections in Liberia in December 2014 working with other poll workers to successfully conduct the elections while ensuring that the gains made in the fight against Ebola was not reversed.
He has been to all of the 15 counties across Liberia and have interacted and worked with young people at the grassroots level across Liberia. He is the author of the book “Our Future Today” which K. Riva Levinson, author of “Choosing the Hero” describes as “A gift to motivate the next generation of Liberian and African thinkers!” and the President of Liberia climaxed her last “State of of the Nation Address” by reading a poem from his book. He has received many national accolades and certificates and is the winner of the Diana Award signed by then Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK and named in honor of the late Princess Diana of Wales.
Ladies and gentlemen please congratulate our young inspiring writer for a his tremendous community service and for been selected as POTW.