Nyawira Mburia

Nyawira large14 years old, attending Greensteds International Senior School in Nakuru. Nyawira was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2016.

Nyawira settled quickly into Greensteds and is a hardworking, self-driven, keen and enthusiastic student. She works well, both independently and in small groups and makes positive contributions to class discussions. She achieved 11 1s and 3 2s for effort, and most of her attainment grades were well above target by the end of the year.

Nyawira has a natural talent for drama and has been an active member of the extra-curricular drama community, performing brilliantly as Polonius in the KS3 production of Hamlet. She has played the piano in numerous Assembly presentations and has improved her sight reading when playing the violin. She worked hard in sport and became Captain of the Rounders B team.

Nyawira is energetic and involved in all areas of school life, has a positive attitude and is popular with her peers. She made presentations at the MSMUN conference in Gigiri. She started a housekeeping club at school, encouraging other students to keep the environment clean, and she organised a litter-picking activity in July. As a member of the PA club at Greensteds, Nyawira participated in activities to help the community around the school, paying particular attention to environmental concerns. She assisted with the Arap Moi orphanage and Shamba project. 

In Leadership Workshops Nyawira has been a natural performer, captivating and energetic on stage, with great presence and voice projection.She has gained a lot of confidence over the year, and interacts well with others.

Nyawira's Summer 2017 Beacon Citizenship Project was about plastic bottle littering and its effect on global pollution. View a video of Nyawira's presentation:

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Nyawira's father works in the administration of a school, and her mother works part-time as a lecturer in law. Both are highly committed to Nyawira's education.