Mugane Muriuki

Mugane large14 years old, attending Greensteds International School, Nakuru, Kenya. Mugane was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2021.

Mugane previously attended Mount Kenya Academy where he particularly enjoyed Science, Maths and English, regularly coming in the top 6 in his class for those subjects. He is an avid reader who also loves electronics and likes to create his own inventions; he has a coding tutor at the weekends. His goal in life is to become an architect.

He plays violin and piano and was in the school orchestra, serving as orchestra manager. He was awarded 2nd place in the Kenyan Music Festival for orchestra and 7th place for violin. He plays basketball, football and badminton.

Mugane was Class Prefect and part of the Student Council and elected as Member of Parliament in School Assembly. He is considerate, empathetic, gets on well with others and is respected by his peers and teachers. He is articulate and persuasive in class debates.

He is actively involved in community work in Nyeri, takes part in the annual diabetic walk, and volunteers at a local orphanage. He is using his coding skills to write a programme to be used for inventory and procurement in a local hospital's dental department, hoping that after it is piloted, it will be rolled out across the whole hospital.