Mirengeri Diallo

Mirengeri large 15 years old, attending International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam. Mirengeri was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018.

Mirengeri is very creative, and thrives in team settings; she is an excellent student and member of the community and has a very strong drive to succeed. She likes basketball, and was the lead in the school play – Peter and The Star Catcher. She won the Grade 8 'Poetry Slam' competition, and also plays the clarinet and ukulele.

Mirengeri was the Grade 9 class representative on the student council, and was a panelist and speaker at the 'Student Voice Discussion'. She participated as a Model United Nations delegate in 2016, and founded 'Teen Girls Organisation' – working with girls in the local community to educate them in areas not taught in their school system. She does further citizenship work by tutoring fellow classmates and uses drama to raise awareness of urgent world issues through ‘Stage for Change’.

Mirengeri’s father is a project director with a local company and her mother is a lawyer.