Betty Kunyada

Betty Large

12 years old, attending St. Andrew's Preparatory School, Turi. Betty was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in February 2012.

Betty is a pupil of above average ability who has worked well and made good progress. She has recently been added to the school’s Gifted and Talented register for Maths ability, and she contributes actively in most classes. Betty displays a keen interest in Music. She has started the clarinet and taken Grade 2, and is a valued member of the school choir. She took her Grade 2 LAMDA exam, and played the chimney sweep in the school play Mary Poppins. She represented the school in the upcountry Athletics team, winning silver in the U13 discus event, and played regularly in the U13 netball team.

Betty has served as a Junior Prefect. She was also selected to represent her tutor group on the school council, a role in which she consults with her group and makes good and thoughtful contributions, reflecting their views. She makes a strong and positive contribution to the boarding house, sets herself high standards, and integrates well. 

Betty's parents are both social workers with The Mango Tree Orphan Support Programme which supports over 4,000 orphans, many as a result of HIV/AIDS. A charity sponsor is committed to providing support for Betty's education.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Betty's Summer 2018 Beacon Citizenship Project was about Reusable Sanitary Pads. 


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In Leadership Workshops Betty works well within the team, especially in smaller groups; she is flexible and a good listener. She is also not afraid to speak up, and the other scholars like her and listen to her.