Ebenezer Laltaika

2023 Eben Laltaika large15 years old, attending UWC East Africa, Arusha, Tanzania. Ebenezer was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2021.

Ebenezer demonstrates exemplary IB learner attributes: he is inquisitive, knowledgeable, hard-working and always ready to apply his learning to real-world situations. He has achieved 6s and 7s across his MYP assessments and effort is almost always 'Exceeding'. He has been particularly noted for his relentless effort in Maths, leading to tremendous progress in this subject.

Ebenezer is active in many co-curricular areas. He is a regular and accomplished participant in MUN and Scholars' Cup events; he is a talented high-jumper and triathlete, and he represents his school in swimming, football and basketball. He also represented Tanzania as Team Captain of the national swimming team, winning a Silver Medal. He was U15 Team Captain for football and basketball. He is a keen artist and his pieces have been published in the school newsletter.

Ebenezer is a high-profile member of the school community. His commitment to being a Changemaker was highlighted by his participation in the school's first Global Issues Service Summit. As a House Council member, he organises interhouse events, and, recognised as a strong ambassador for his school, he was selected as part of a team giving tours to VIP visitors. He also mentors younger peers.

An informed citizen, Ebenezer is starting to see the challenges individual countries may face, and is developing a desire to be an agent of positive change. He retains a personal commitment to education in the Meserani community, and he is known for his ambitious summer projects supporting this community. Tree-planting, clean-ups and re-build projects are also testimony to Ebenezer’s environmental credentials.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Ebenezer's 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was Iyao Eng’eno (Restoring Education) where he focused on educating and motivating disadvantaged Maasai pastoralist children, in Meserani (Arusha) from ages 6-17.

In Leadership Workshops, Ebenezer is noted as an effective, hands-on leader. He knows how to use different leadership styles to secure the best outcomes for his groups.