Megan Kamau

2022 Megan large14 years old, attending St. Andrew's School, Turi, Kenya. Megan was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2021.

Megan has had an excellent year of study: she is on track to achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in her IGCSEs and has shown herself to be a gifted, inquisitive and hard-working student. She sets extremely high targets for herself and uses her time diligently for extra study and practice as required, for example using Duolingo to support her French lessons.

Megan is active in a wide variety of co-curricular activities: a keen musician she is working towards her grade 5 guitar and has dabbled in piano and violin; she has joined the school swim team and practises diligently every week, improving her strokes along the way; she represented the school in the x-country run and participated in her first MSMUN. Megan is a high-profile student and “puts herself out there” in many ways: she is a member of the school council; she mentors her peers in different ways; she created and shared a powerful wellbeing website, and improved the ambience of a maths classroom by painting Fibonacci-style pieces on the walls.

She has been involved in fundraising for and supporting a local home and was able to use her social influence to encourage friends and family to do the same. She has promoted RAAKE (Resilience and Awareness Kenya), a charity which spreads awareness of cancer and supports those affected.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Megan’s 2022 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project focused on the introduction of creative subjects at St Bakhita Primary School, giving students exposure to a range of subjects beyond the core curriculum.

In Leadership Workshops, Megan has been an articulate and passionate contributor and she has clearly prepared well for these Workshops. Her responses are analytical and intelligent, and she comes up with good ideas to further discussion.