Godwill Alendro

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20 years old, attending Cardiff University, UK. Alendro was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2019.

Alendro is studying towards an LLB in Law. He made a strong start to his academic studies, gaining a first and 2.1s in his first formative exams. He retained his focus on his studies during the lockdown and seems to have surprised himself with his adaptability in difficult circumstances. The university awarded a Pass to all 1st Year students due to the disruption of COVID.

He showed great enthusiasm from the start, engaging in sporting activities, debating societies, and joining the Law Society. His rugby has clearly been a great success and he has enjoyed some of the debating activities, unfortunately curtailed by lockdown. 

Alendro encouraged two Ugandan high school Scholars to apply for a Beacon scholarship, one of whom succeeded and will join him at Cardiff next year. He has been appointed a Residence Life Assistant for next year, helping new students settle into accommodation.

His attempts at citizenship projects were limited this year, partly by COVID; the East Africa Playgrounds scheme he was accepted for was postponed until 2021. His 2020 Citizenship project builds on his role as a mentor to younger students, and is focussed on initiating Careers Guidance for Ugandan school-leavers.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Alendro's 2020 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about providing career guidance to high school leavers in Uganda.  This was a joint project with Wise Musinguzi, also a Beacon Scholar from Uganda.


In Leadership Workshops, Alendro is a strong team player. He contributes well and is encouraging towards others.