Chelimo Koitaba

Chelimo Koitaba Large118 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.