Grace Kejo

Grace Kejo Photo updated large15 years old, attending Haven of Peace Academy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Grace was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2022.

Grace attended Fares Kisingo International School, Dar es Salaam in Year 11, and was previously at Dar es Salaam Academic International. She is academically strong, puts in great effort, and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Year 11.

Grace takes part in football, badminton, and runs competitively (100m, 400m). She played the ukulele at school assembly, enjoys singing and song writing and took part in the School Talent Show with a vocal and guitar performance. Grace also won the Raffles Global Public Speaking competition 2021.

An integral part of the Student Council, Newsletter, and Yearbook Club, Grace also acted as delegate for Canada in school Model United Nations (MUN). She assisted school administration to create a PowerPoint template for the school’s student-led conferences. She is self-motivated, a great communicator, respectful and reflective. Her efforts have benefitted her immediate peers and the rest of school.

Grace is very involved in her school community, has organised peers to fundraise for the school to improve the facility and benefit children in need. She created and runs a YouTube channel ‘StudyNova’ providing study tips and resources for fellow students, which has gained over five thousand views within its first year. She took part in organising a yearly visiting and donation programme to a local orphanage; and encouraged more green choices among peers, decreasing the amount of littering at school.

Beacon Workshop Participation 

As a new Beacon Scholar, Grace shared her service activities to date, particularly her work helping younger children to read.