Maha Laziri is one of the youngest names on our list — and is in fact still studying for a degree — but she has already made the most of the limited opportunities available to her. She is the founder of Teach4Morocco, an NGO that employs a team of ten people, all aged under 30. The entity has rebuilt a school in a remote village in the Atlas Mountains, and is building a second school nearby. The projects have been funded by the French institute Sciences Po Aix, and have been helped by volunteers from local villages. Right now, she’s looking at new projects, as well as improving curricula in Morocco’s schools.