Darryl Ursin

Darryl Large18 years old attending the London School of Economics, UK. Darryl was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2016.

Darryl achieved 4 A* (Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Further Maths) and 1 A (Physics) in his A-Levels. He is studying for a BSc in Actuarial Science. At LSE he hopes to learn much more than how to apply statistical and economic models: he wants to emerge with a deeper understanding of world economics, with a long-term goal of helping improve economic policies and making them work on a global scale.

Darryl most recently attended Nairobi International School (NIS). His father died when he was 6 years old and he has been brought up by his Mum and Grandma. His background is very financially disadvantaged but he has had good schooling, due to his exceptional abilities. His mentor describes him as being 'very concerned for the welfare of the less fortunate; his concern is genuine as he understands their plight first hand'. He likes music, and has been the lead organiser in his school of community service visits. Darryl feels the biggest barrier to Kenya's progress is accountability, i.e. that there are inadequate measures in place to hold people accountable for their actions.

As a new Beacon Scholar, Darryl was invited to speak about a service activity at the Beacon Leadership Symposium 2016. View a video of Darryl's presentation: