Mirengeri Diallo

Mirengeri update 1 largeAttending the University of Cambridge, UK, studying towards a BA in Human, Social and Political Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, after completing a gap year. Mirengeri, from Tanzania, was awarded a full scholarship from the Trinity International Bursary and was a Beacon Scholar at secondary school for 3 years. 

She has pursued the IB Diploma Programme at International School of Tanganyika (IST), achieving high grades throughout, and receiving several academic awards. She has been very engaged with all aspects of cultural life at IST. She has acted in and directed plays, made films, and was offered a place on the Interlochen Arts Camp; she was also awarded a full scholarship for the online Summer Academy of the New York Times.

Mirengeri was an active student leader and was appointed President of the Student Council, hosting International Day and leading assemblies, including organising the school’s first online assembly during remote learning. She was voted by her peers to be the first speaker at the IST 2021 graduation ceremony. 

As co-leader of Amnesty International at IST, she organised a Write to Rights week, had workshops, visited classes and led a group of 20 students. During remote learning, she started a magazine focusing on youth issues, assembled a core team, wrote articles, created a website, and published it online. She received the AISA Award for Excellence (Association of International Schools in Africa), awarded to one student per school to recognise community/service activities.

During her gap year, she achieved many life-long goals, including running her first half-marathon and travelling to parts of Europe. Her scholarship success at Trinity College was featured in the Citizen Newspaper.