Areeg Emarah

Areeg large18 years old, attending the University of Cambridge, UK. Areeg was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for University in May 2017.

Areeg was Head Girl at Greensteds International School, Kenya. Areeg achieved 4 A* (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths) and 1 A (Further Maths) at A-Level, and is studying towards a BEng degree at Trinity College, Cambridge. Areeg was also Head Girl at her previous school, Gulab Lochab Academy, and is a black belt in Taekwondo - she has been training in this sport for 10 years. She started as the only girl on the school Taekwondo team and encouraged 6 others to join her. She has completed the President's Award Scheme up to Gold Level (Duke of Edinburgh equivalent), and has volunteered at the Arap Moi Orphanage and the Moi Teaching Hospital in Eldoret. 

As a new Beacon Scholar, Areeg was invited to speak about a service activity at the Beacon Leadership Symposium 2017. View a video of her presentation:

Areeg's father is a lecturer in plastic surgery, also volunteering his time to 'Smile Train', a charity focused on cleft lip and palate surgeries; her mother is a Consultant Dermatologist. Both have focused their professional lives on improving lives in the Eldoret area of Kenya, and are highly committed to Areeg's education.