Betty Kunyada

Betty Large

10 years old, attending St. Andrew's Preparatory School, Turi. Betty was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in February 2012.

Betty is determined, sets herself challenging targets, and contributes well in class, especially in subjects where she feels more confident. She started LAMDA this year, performed confidently as Narrator in the Phoenix play and volunteered to sing a solo in chapel in front of the whole school. She also did well in sport, being selected for the U11A hockey team, and the 7-a-side touring team. Betty has also been more vocal in class and around the school. She is well-liked and respected by her peers, who elected her to the School Council. She is naturally empathetic and has helped younger students at school. She also worked well with the deaf children in her Citizenship project.

In Leadership Workshops Betty worked well within the team, being flexible and a good listener. She is also not afraid to speak up, and the other scholars like her and listen to her.

Betty's Summer 2016 Beacon Citizenship Project was about 'Deaf Children'. View a video of her presentation:

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Betty's parents are both social workers with The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme which supports over 4,000 orphans, many as a result of HIV/AIDS. A charity sponsor is committed to providing support for Betty's education.