Gloria Tergat


Gloria Large18 years old, attending London School of Economics, UK. Gloria was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for School in March 2013, and for University in June 2018.

Gloria is studying towards a BSc in Social Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), having achieved A-level grades of A*AA (Sociology, Biology, History). She has held numerous positions of responsibility at school and has taken a very active role in school community life. She served as Academic House Captain, Round Square Conference Baraza leader, Year 13 Student Rep on the Student Council, and also served on the Careers Council and Graduation Committee, organizing many events. She is a natural leader who is influential with her peers, confident, ambitious, and a great communicator.

Gloria has also been active on the sports field and, particularly, in Drama and Music. She has a wonderful singing voice and has already taken the ABRSM pre-Diploma certificate in singing, as well as leading the College choir and organising 3 end-of-year performances.

Gloria's citizenship engagement has focussed since 2016 on the Samburu Outreach Programme, where she worked initially with Hands & Feet organisation, but has since organised her own projects to assist the Tuum Girls Secondary and Dormitory in Seren, a refuge for girls aged 7-12. She has made bricks, built a kitchen, and stocked their library with donated books, as well as mentoring the girls. She has also been active in helping with literacy in a Kenyan state primary school.

Gloria's father is a retired athlete and army officer; her mother runs a small business.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Gloria's Summer 2017 Beacon Citizenship Project continued her work from last year, as part of an Outreach Programme to Samburu, to empower girls and contribute to community development through building a kitchen at a dormitory in Seren. 

 

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At Leadership Workshops, Gloria is a good problem-solver and participator, who is clearly influential with her peers. She shows strong leadership qualities, is prepared to take risks, and is independent, mature and self-confident.