Irene Githatu

Irene Large15 years old, attending Greensteds International School, Nakuru, Kenya. Irene was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2019.

Irene is a dedicated and determined student who exhibits an exceptional work ethic. She achieved or surpassed all her targets, achieving 2 A*s, 6 As and 4 Bs. All her effort grades were 1s and 2s. She was awarded a Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in Year 10, and two Headmaster’s Distinctions for high marks in Physics and French tests.

Irene played in both the school basketball and football teams, and represented the school in the 100 metres breaststroke and in the Athletics team at KAISSO Athletics. She performed her role well and danced in the school play and practised for her Grade 4 violin, but the exam was postponed. She produced a news presentation for her class.

She takes up leadership roles in class, works well with her peers and led a variety of group activities through her peer teaching in Chemistry. She also took up mentorship roles with the team during house rounders and helped her classmates by showing them ways to study effectively, suggesting extra resources from the internet during online learning.

Irene has continued to work with the orphans at Israel Faith Children’s Home, teaching them skills, such as sewing masks and making bracelets. She visited less fortunate children at Soysambu during the Christmas break, forming a stronger bond with children there, and danced with children from less privileged schools during service learning at school.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Irene's 2020 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about empowering children at Israel Faith Children's Home to be self-sufficient.


In Leadership Workshops, Irene is determined, consults others and is capable of pushing herself.