Maria Beebe

Maria Large16 years old, attending Brookhouse Secondary School, Nairobi. Maria was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2015.

Maria achieved all 1's for Effort in her school reports. She took part in a Term 1 academic extension programme in English focused on novel writing, which she completed at outstanding level. She is very active in Music, appearing in the Christmas concert as part of a trio, playing guitar and singing; and also working towards Grade 6 in flute, and playing in the school orchestra. She was also a member of the school U19 football team and participated in inter-house athletics, cross-country, football and music.

Maria has good teamwork skills, always takes on a leadership role in Citizenship lessons, and has rallied the whole school to support her Ilbissil cause, a project she has worked on as her Beacon Citizenship Project for the last three years. She organised a Year 11 bake sale and raised KSH 30K to buy food for the girls at Christmas; and raised funds, coordinated volunteers and organised a cookout for them in July. She has also helped out at the local primary school in Kuwinda.

Maria's father recently worked for Amref Health Africa, an NGO, but sadly died prematurely in 2016. Her mother is currently in between jobs.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Maria's Summer 2018 Beacon Citizenship Project continued her work in Ilbissil, including cooking a meal for 400 schoolchildren


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At Leadership Workshops Maria is a great contributor to discussions, showing emotional maturity in helping others. She is a creative strategist, able to lead ideas. She displays many leadership qualities.