Dev Gardi

Dev Gardi Photo large15 years old, attending Peponi School, Nairobi, Kenya. Dev was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2020.

Dev aims high and has worked hard across all subjects, making steady progress with his diligent and disciplined approach and attaining all A and B grades. He took Maths IGCSE a year early and achieved a grade 9 (top A*). He also took part in the global Pascal Maths Competition and finished in the top 25% of contestants and third in his year.

Dev has participated in interhouse track events, coming second in the 100m and 200m and first in the relay. He has played in the football, basketball and rugby teams, participating in interschool competitions and tournaments. He has been preparing for his Grade 3 piano and has been part of the house choir, singing a solo, and house debating team. Dev was chosen to be a member of the student council and leader of his Presidential Award Group. He has organised football and basketball games with his classmates, his year group and Yr 9 pupils. He wrote a resolution for the MSMUN and participated in its conference. He has also introduced Yr 9 students to various aspects of school life.

Dev has been supporting New Hope Children’s Home, raising awareness of it within school and publicising its need for books and sports equipment. He has organised collections of these, has taken friends to visit the home, and is planning a book club meeting and football game there.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Dev's 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was planting trees and clearing the environment of plastic waste at New Hope Children’s Home, Ruiru.

At Leadership Workshops, Dev made a solid and well-articulated presentation; he is meticulous, proactive and resourceful. He gives well thought-out answers and makes valuable contributions to group discussions.