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2015 Top 20 Under 20™ award recipient
Mohammed Nayem Alam, 18

Quebec

 

In 2014, Nayem created the first-ever spoken word/slam poetry competition in his school board, entitled, “Speak Up Montreal!” This competition allowed students from all over Montreal to express themselves. After being bullied for his weight, Nayem saw an opportunity for him and others to speak up on this issue. Speak Up Montreal has inspired students across Montreal to enjoy what they do, without thinking about others judging them. For his efforts in leading this movement, Nayem received the Governor General Award for Leadership. Besides his work with Speak Up Montreal, Nayem has also developed numerous innovative projects including a web tutorial blog to teach different aspects of technology.