Chelimo Koitaba

Chelimo Koitaba Large218 years old, attending Imperial College London, UK. Chelimo was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2020.

Chelimo is studying towards an MEng in Biomedical Engineering, having achieved A*A*A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics in her A-Levels. She attended St Andrew’s School, Turi, where she was a music scholar.

Chelimo led and conducted the School Orchestra and plays violin at Grade 7 level. She organised a girls-only cycling event, leading the winning team, and also plays tennis. She was a School Prefect, House Captain, Certified Peer Counsellor, and a member of the Mental Health and Charity committees.

Chelimo was involved in youth-led initiatives alongside her peers to promote social development and nurture talent. She taught young children, designed and created shelves with her peers and volunteered at a learning centre to teach Maths.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Chelimo spoke about her service activity, organising donations from her boarding housemates for hampers of food items and children's toys to be presented to their boarding house cleaners and matron as a thank you for looking after them.