Dev Gardi

DEV GARDI Large13 years old, attending Peponi School, Nairobi. Dev was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2020.

Dev previously attended Cavina School. His academic performance was outstanding; he came first in the class in Maths, English and French and second in Science, and scored mainly A's for effort. The Headteacher described him as “Forward thinking with huge intellectual promise in the Sciences”.

He is a strong swimmer and won 3 gold and 1 silver medals at the Festival of Friendship competition. He played football and hockey in the 1st school teams and was Captain of the school hockey team. He also plays golf, table tennis and piano at Grade 2 level. In 2018 he won the annual school poetry competition and is very good in drama.

Dev was a Head Boy, unanimously voted in by all his teachers and the Headmaster. He is considerate without being prompted and excellent at understanding the needs of others. He mentored Form 5 pupils and tutored maths to younger keen mathematicians.

He helped his sister with a book drive for a rescue orphanage, New Hope Children’s Home, and raised money for their library. He is currently organising another book drive for the Home.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Dev spoke about his service activity, a book drive for New Hope School Library in Ruiru.