Faraja Laiser

Faraja Laiser Large15 years old, attending St Constantine’s International School in Arusha, Tanzania. Faraja was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2019. 

Faraja previously attended Kennedy House International School. She is described as a ferociously hard-working and determined student. She achieved outstanding or above average results in all her academic subjects, despite English being a second language for her. Her favourite subjects are Science, Maths and English. 

Faraja was in the Under 13 netball team and as shooter helped the team win the NTAA (Northern Tanzania Athlete Association) League title. She is active in other sports: Hockey Captain 2018; awarded Most Improved Sportswoman in 2018, and colours for Netball and Hockey. She also plays tennis, football and rugby, and throws the discus. She is in the school choir, and was a star of the school’s main drama productions, Matilda (2018) and Romeo (2019).

Faraja is a role model for younger pupils, who are drawn to her. She has been a House Captain, a Library Monitor, and was on the Student Council. She is good at helping friends and peers, both academically and socially, and was awarded an All-round Citizenship and Attainment award. She cares passionately about the environment and is a member of Recycling Club. As part of the Kennedy House Community Responsibility Programme, she supported children at Relini School, Usa River in Tanzania.

Faraja’s father works in the school office at Kennedy House, and her mother runs a small animal feeds business.

Beacon Workshop Participation


As a new Beacon Scholar, Faraja was invited to speak about a service activity at the Beacon Leadership Symposium 2019. She talked about volunteering at a children's home near where she lives.