Faraja Laiser

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19 years old, attending St Constantine’s International School, Arusha, Tanzania. Faraja was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2019.

A hardworking and diligent student who always strives for excellence, Faraja has risen to the challenge of transitioning from IGCSE to A-levels. She was awarded a Certificate for Progress in Biology, and is now aiming high for her final year of A-levels. 

Faraja loves sports, and although injury has recently prevented her actively participating, she remains committed to supporting sports at school by successfully leading her house in the House Olympics, by being part of the Sports Awards Planning Committee, and planning an interhouse basketball and football tournament.  Other interests include drama, where she oversaw make-up and costumes for the school play, and also chess.

Faraja is a respected leader and role model for others. She has been Head of House, Vice-chair of the Round Square Committee, part of the Boarding Council and an elected representative for the Leadership Council. She works with other leaders to organise events such as the swimming gala, has been mentoring younger leaders and is always on the look-out for ways to improve boarding life.

Faraja likes to be at the forefront of Citizenship activities.  She encouraged her peers to participate in a donation drive set up by school which proved to be a great success;  she is a member of the Internationalism Council, organising a vlog on boarding life;  she enjoys mentoring other scholars, and is involved in a project to improve education for Maasai children.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Faraja’s 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project  was Iyao Eng’eno (Restoring Education) - focused on educating and motivating young Maasai pastoralist children in Arusha. 

In Leadership Workshops, Faraja speaks articulately and with passion. She is always willing to step in to support team members when they need help and is an effective, supportive group leader.