Lemuel Mandara Mbaga

2024 Picture Lem large19 years old, from Tanzania, attending the London School of Economics, UK. Lemuel was awarded a Beacon Scholarship for University in May 2023, and a Beacon Scholarship for Schools in 2011.

Lemuel is studying towards a BSc in Economic History. Prior to that he attended Shrewsbury School, UK on a full scholarship. There he demonstrated a consistent record of academic excellence, achieving A*A*B at A-level. He took a gap year, during which he remained a Beacon Scholar, participating in all Beacon activities.

During his time at Shrewsbury School, Lemuel was active in many co-curricular areas: a keen musician, he plays the saxophone to grade 8 and played in the school jazz band. He’s a keen and skilled hockey player, representing his school numerous times, and has been involved in SHREWMUN – the school’s Model United Nations debate club.  

Over the years, Lemuel developed his profile at school, taking on various leadership and prefect roles. He is a keen champion of East African culture and took the lead on the EA stand for a school cultural fair. He also organised male/female sports events aimed at addressing sexism in sports. He has championed the charity ‘Justice Defenders’ over the years and during his gap year has also supported a teenage cancer charity, raising funds for both charities extremely effectively.


Beacon Workshop Participation

For his 2023 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project, Lem carried out tutoring and a School Library Renovation at Msasani (B) Primary School, Dar Es Salaam, in collaboration with the Golden Summer Family.

In Leadership Workshops, Lem is confident and has a positive attitude that reflects in the way his team communicates. He researches well and is a good team organiser.