Shakinar Mutulili

Shakinar LargeAttending Pomona College in California, USA, studying Public Policy Analysis and Law . Shakinar was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018, and was a Beacon Scholar at secondary school for 3 years.

Shakinar has continued to excel in English, achieving As throughout the year and has managed to push herself to achieve an A in Maths at the end of the school year. 

She participated in interhouse music, debate and drama, trained with the swimming team, and formed an eco-cycling club to train for a competition; these activities were affected by COVID-19 and were cancelled. She was able to use social media to influence others when the Rhino Charge was cancelled.

Despite COVID-19, Shakinar has made excellent use of technology to continue to raise awareness of the projects she is involved with, including conducting live interviews online in her impressive position as Secretary-General of the Model United Nations East Africa, and campaigning for ‘Freedom Within Kenya’.

She has worked hard for her project with Thika Women’s Prison, including organising a party, fundraising for supplies, and spreading social media awareness. She also fundraised for the Hog Charge and collected stationery for children in Malaysia through the Round Square International Service Project.