Betty Kunyada

2023 Betty Kunyada large17 years old, attending St. Andrew's School, Turi, Kenya. Betty was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in February 2012.

Betty is a dedicated student who works with great focus and passion and has risen to the academic challenge of transitioning to A-levels.  She works hard to maintain and improve her grades, and is aiming high for her A-level exams.

Betty enjoys all drama: she played the lead in the school play and is now preparing for her LAMDA grade 8 acting exam. A regular in the school choir and orchestra, she sang solo in the carol service and won second place in the Young Vocalists Competition. Betty participates in a range of sports and was awarded a Full Colour for athletics after representing her school and competing for her house. She also plays hockey and competes in cross-country runs.

Betty is an active member of the school community: having completed peer counselling training this year, she has been supporting her peers in a variety of ways. She is also a library prefect and committee member, working on plans to improve the school library facilities. She is a member of the Faith Factor committee and is working towards her Gold President's Award.

Betty is committed to a wide range of service activities - cleaning and painting classrooms, making resources for a local primary school and running a charity bake sale. She continues her support for the Mango Tree Girls’ School and is planning a summer drama project there, as well as organising a trip for her peers to provide further enrichment activities for its pupils.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Betty's 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project focused on creating a Culture of Drama at The Mango Tree Girls School.

In Leadership Workshops, Betty is noted as being innovative and creative. She is an asset to her teams, contributing to excellent outcomes for her groups.