Denis Wairimu

Denis Large15 years old, attending Starehe Boys' Centre & School, Nairobi. Denis was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in January 2017.

Denis is in Form 2 at Starehe. He scored 426/500 in his KCPE, is a strong straight A student and is top of his class. Denis likes Mathematics, Physics and Biology, plays hockey and is a class monitor and library supervisor. He is an active member of the Red Cross Society, donating clothes and money and buying toiletries for the less fortunate, as well as regularly visiting old age homes and hospitals.

Denis also shares his knowledge and skills with other children and has coached his peers in primary school and at Starehe to do well in class. At Starehe, where there is an internal peer mentoring system, those he has mentored have become among their class’s top 5 students.

Denis says he wants to fight corruption in the country and is tired of rogue engineers who build substandard structures for the country and get away with it. As a future civil engineer, he wants to build quality roads and buildings.

Denis is the eldest in his family and lives with his mother, who is a hairdresser, and his sister on a small rented plot in Karatina.