Mirengeri Diallo

Mirengeri Large 17 years old, attending International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam. Mirengeri was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018.

Mirengeri has risen to meet the extra academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme, achieving three 7s and two 6s, and transitioning to French later in the year. She got an A for her TOK presentation and received the Arts and English Achievement Awards, and the Language Acquisition Award.

She performed in the school play and took an active role in co-directing the middle school play, editing and recording it when the performance was cancelled. As a member of STEM, she was due to represent the school as Science Captain. She practised the ukulele, has been making a film, and was offered a place on the Interlochen Arts Camp; she was also awarded a full scholarship for the online Summer Academy of the New York Times.

Mirengeri successfully completed a year as President of the Student Council, hosting International Day and leading assemblies, including organising the school’s first online assembly during quarantine. She also did Middle School Tutoring twice a week. 

In her leadership role for TAT Amnesty, she organised a Write to Rights week, had workshops, visited classes and led a group of 20 students. She developed partnerships with an organisation “ADD”. During quarantine, she started a magazine focusing on youth issues, assembled a core team, wrote articles, created a website, and published it online.

Beacon Workshop Participation

Mirengeri's 2020 Summer Beacon Citizenship Project was about employment of people with disabilities.


In Leadership Workshops, Mirengeri is positive, interactive and a good contributor. She is audible and articulate, with good diction and body language. She was a great host for the Beacon workshop held at her school.